Two Colors
FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS/JAMES PETTS

This flower bed sticks with two colors for a clean, but still vibrant, effect.

Circular
FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS/JON PARISE

Accent your trees by encasing them in a ring of flowers.

Walkway
FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS/JOE BEAVER

Line the walkway to your front door with flower beds.

Tall
FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS/JANE NEARING

If you want to feel like your backyard is an actual field of flowers, plant taller flowers of varying colors, like tulips, wisteria, and azaleas.

Play With Height
FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS/LOULRC

Plant your tallest flowers in the middle for a more natural, less manicured feel.

Slanted
FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS/DAVID KELLY

Want to add some drama to your yard? Plant your flowers according to height to increase the sloping effect of a small hillside.

Rows
FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS/BADLY DRAWN DAD

Plant flower beds in rows to create paths through your garden.

In A Tree
FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS/JERRY

Use tree roots as a natural flower bed — it’ll give your backyard total Hobbiton vibes.

Against Stone
FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS/JOHN

If you’ve got stonework in your yard, use it as a border for your flower beds.

10 Flag Pole
FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS/JALEXARTIS

The easiest way to make a flagpole part of your landscaping.