What Type of Garden Should You Grow?

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Emily Maggrett

6 Min Quiz

In a perfect world, how would seeing your garden make you feel?

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What's your favorite annual flower?

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how "natural" do you want your garden to look?

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What's your garden art aesthetic?

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How do you want to spend time in your garden?

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In the kitchen, you use a lot of ... ?

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How would you describe your home's decor?

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Of the following home tours, which one appeals to you the most?

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Where do you usually get your seeds?

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If you could study any garden-related topic, what would it be?

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What kind of trees do you want in your garden, if any?

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Is your ideal garden shady, sunny or tropical?

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how high-maintenance would you prefer your garden to be?

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Do you want your garden to include succulents?

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What do you want your garden to smell like?

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Do you want a garden that attracts wildlife?

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Can you complete this sentence? "Movies that are set in _____ always get my attention."

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Do you want a garden that provides you with fresh fruits and vegetables?

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What's your LEAST favorite plant?

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Are you an experienced gardener?

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Have you ever fantasized about running your own farmer's market stall?

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What's your favorite perennial flower?

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Are you willing to do a lot of weeding to get the right look?

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Would you like to play any sports in your garden?

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Of the following garden features, which one would you consider a "must-have"?

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How would you describe your ideal garden's color palette?

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Let's say a famous director wants to use your garden as a set in a movie. What genre of movie would it be?

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When it comes to garden design, what's your top priority?

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Picture the perfect outdoor party in your new garden. Who's there and what are you doing?

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Which domestic goddess or god has a decor style that resonates with you?

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About This Quiz

Whether you're planning your first garden or your 35th, it's essential to choose a design that complements your lifestyle, climate and tastes.
For instance, if your schedule is jam-packed, a high-maintenance manicured garden is probably not for you. Likewise, if you live in the desert, it's going to be harder for you to turn your yard into a tropical oasis than it would be if you lived in Florida. Environmentalists should learn all they can about native plants, while trendsetters would do well to embrace container gardens since they allow you to rearrange your backyard on a whim.

When it comes to garden design, there's no right or wrong. All you have to worry about is what's right for you. However, if you're looking for some inspiration, this quiz can help! We've come up with a series of questions that will determine what your ideal garden is. From color palettes to garden art, we're covering the gamut of outdoor space options. At the end of the quiz, we'll tally up your scores to reveal whether you are a butterfly garden kind of person or should stick to classic perennials like lavender, stock and Russian sage. Ready to learn more? Let's get quizzing!

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