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In addition to providing unique and specific insight into your personality, astrology can also be used to help you curate a perfect home for your style and needs. From the interior of your house to the landscaping in your yard, styling and decorating according to your zodiac sign can render amazing results that make you feel completely at home. While astrology is a much deeper and more complex practice than it may appear, the most important thing for you to know when jumping into the zodiac is your sun sign. According to Cosmopolitan, your sun sign can be gathered from the month and day that you were born.
Though you do not have to identify with every characteristic or stereotype associated with your zodiac sign, using it as a tool in your life can help you to better express your taste and personality. So without further ado, here is our guide on the best plants and flowers to plant in your garden according to your zodiac sign.
If you’re an Aries, ignite some passion by planting red roses
Those born between March 20th and April 19th fall under the fire sign of Aries, which is also the first of the zodiac signs, per Co-Star Astrology. This passionate and sometimes intense sign is known for having a lively and larger-than-life personality, meaning that a bland garden simply won’t do. While there are many ways to add some flair to a flower garden, nothing compares to the vibrancy and power of a classic red rose garden. Being that the sign of Aries is ruled by the planet Mars, the color red can definitely be considered a relevant shade in the life of an Aries.
Though there are some negative characteristics associated with this fire sign, such as possessing anger issues or being too quick to react, the rose embodies all of this intensity in a very beautiful and compact way. Even the thorns on the stem of a red rose can represent those more intimidating aspects of an Aries, while the flower itself represents the more magnetic aspects of this dynamic sign.
Taurus should spice up their life with a diverse herb garden
One of the biggest stereotypes associated with the sign of Taurus is that they have an undeniable appreciation and love for the finer things in life. That’s why building your own herb garden is the perfect way to ensure that you always have the flavors needed to add some deliciousness to your day-to-day life. According to Mind Body Green, Taurus season falls between April 21st and May 20th, coinciding with the season of spring. Though certain parts of the world remain very cold throughout the spring, it is also when the vegetation and greenery finally begin to re-bloom, making this time of the year perfect for planning a lush herb garden.
Being that another trait that is sometimes associated with Taurus is laziness, herb gardens are also a great option for this sign being that they are pretty easy to start and maintain. From cilantro to chives to basil, there is no shortage of spice that you can add to your at-home herb garden.
Geminis should surround themselves with the calming effects of lavender
Per Metropolitan Girls, the official flower of Gemini is none other than the calming and delicate lavender flower. Since Geminis are ruled by the planet of Mercury, they are known for being big talkers and full of intellect (per Co-Star Astrology). However, on the flip side, Geminis also have a reputation for talking too much or using their intellect to manipulate others, making lavender the perfect remedy to encourage a sense of calm and inner peace.
Despite the fact that other flowers like hawthorn and honeysuckle are also associated with the sign of Gemini, lavender is definitely the most useful. From being able to be infused into various baked goods to being brewed into teas that have a calming effect that can be sipped in the evenings for sleep or to ease anxiety, lavender can be used in many different ways to improve the quality of your life. Best of all, lavender is super easy to grow if you live in a moderate climate and avoid overwatering it (via Garden Design). Since lavender loves sun, you won’t have to worry about it burning up during the summer months.
Since Cancers are ruled by the moon, add some night-blooming flowers to your garden
Those born between June 21st and July 22nd fall under the sensitive and emotional sign of Cancer. According to Cosmopolitan, Cancers are ruled by the moon, meaning their emotions can fluctuate and go through various phases as the moon does. That being said, adding some night-blooming flowers to your garden is the perfect way to pay homage to the moon in a subtle yet meaningful way. Though it might seem difficult to procure night-blooming flowers, there are actually some very common and easy-to-find options that you might not be aware of.
Per Gardening Know How, night-blooming jasmine is a plant that is within the nightshade family. The appearance of this plant changes through the seasons, having small white and green flowers during the summer months and white berries during the colder months. Despite the fact that night-blooming jasmine is technically classified as an evergreen shrub, this greenery does blossom in the darkness, creating a magical effect. Once the sun sets, the small and enclosed bulbs on the plant open up and release an intoxicating scent that you will seriously want all over your yard or patio.
If you’re a Leo, brighten up your garden with some sunflowers
Being that Leos are ruled by the sun, what better way to spruce up your garden than to add some bright and joyful sunflowers? Born between July 23rd and August 22nd, Leos are known for having a vibrant and outgoing personality that shines through in everything they do (via Allure). Though they are also known for being attention seekers, Leos tend to put a smile on everyone’s face when they walk into the room.
Sunflowers fit perfectly in this fire sign garden for many reasons. In addition to being connected to Leo’s ruling sun, sunflowers also stand tall and proud, just as Leos strive to. From encouraging confidence and joy to brightening up an outdoor space with beautiful yellow hues, this is a special flower that evokes a sense of happiness and pleasure in pretty much everyone. Best of all, this Sunflower Seed Starter kit makes it possible for people without outdoor space to grow their own indoor garden.
Virgos can satisfy their more self-sufficient side by starting a vegetable garden
There is no denying the fact that Virgos in general love seeing a project through to completion. According to Mind Body Green, Virgos are born between August 22nd and September 22nd, making this grounded earth sign the last zodiac of the summer. Known for being organized, studious, and disciplined, Virgos are truly the best candidate when it comes to growing a vegetable garden.
From tomatoes to zucchinis, there is no end to the options that you have when growing your vegetable garden. However, each vegetable and seedling requires different levels of attention and care that need to be accounted for when attempting to see a veggie garden through (via Home Depot). Between making sure that each plant has the proper amount of sunlight and water to keeping away pesky caterpillars, growing a successful and abundant vegetable garden requires several moving parts that can be difficult to keep up with. However, if anyone is able to step up to the challenge, it is definitely a Virgo. Plus, seeing as these earth signs are solution-oriented, having a tangible goal will help to keep them motivated to keep up with their gardening.
A tulip garden is the perfect addition to any Libra’s outdoor oasis
Born between September 23rd and October 22nd, Libras are known for their pristine aesthetic and cohesive style, as noted by Allure. This air sign is represented by the scales of balance, showing how important peace and harmony are to a Libra. Considering that they are ruled by Venus which is the planet of love and beauty, Libras exude magnetic energy and tend to fall in love very easily. However, they also have the ability to be rather cold and standoffish (as do most air signs).
To that end, tulips are a wonderful option for a Libra looking to fill their garden due to the fact that they are very feminine and delicate. You can choose to either go with a multi-colored tulip garden or stick to one solid color of pink or yellow to create an inviting outdoor space that will brighten up any spring day. According to K Van Bourgondien, tulip bulbs should be planted in the fall so that they bloom in the spring.
Since they may have a tough exterior, a cactus garden suits a Scorpio
Represented by the scorpion, Scorpios are said to be a bit rough around the edges despite being major softies on the inside. According to Women’s Health, Scorpios are born between October 23rd and November 21st. Considering the fact that Scorpios are said to thrive in the more mysterious side of life and tend to gravitate toward the taboo, it makes sense that this sign covers the spooky holiday of Halloween.
In addition to being easy to maintain, a cactus garden does a wonderful job at representing the complex personality of a Scorpio. Though it is covered in painful spikes, cacti are also capable of producing stunning blooms and can work together to create the most beautiful landscapes throughout the desert. Even if you do not have a yard to create a large cactus garden, Scorpios can turn to succulents or indoor potted cacti to set the scene and add some green into their lives. Whether you choose to add some cacti to your landscaping or you simply want a few succulents along your window seal, these desert-natives can really take your space to the next level in regards to design and style (per Better Homes & Gardens).
Sagittarius can set the scene with a colorful flower garden
Born between November 22nd and December 21st, the sign of Sagittarius is known for being free-spirited, chaotic, and fun, as noted by Co-Star Astrology. If you are looking for a way to express yourself through your garden, creating a colorful display of various flowers is the best way to let your spirit shine. One of the more difficult characteristics of a Sagittarius is their impulsiveness, meaning you might want to take some time to do proper planning to ensure that you combine a group of flowers that require similar amounts of sunlight and water so that they might all thrive and blossom.
Being that Sagittarians are known for having a wild soul, they can gain some amazing inspiration from fields of natural wildflowers. Another factor to consider when making a colorful at-home garden is the bloom time of each flower. For example, if you’d like to create a garden that is full and abundant all through the year, this requires some time-consuming research (via Better Homes & Gardens). Also, since the sign of Sagittarius is known for being very playful, be sure to throw in some fragrant flowers so that you attract some friendly bees and hummingbirds.
Capricorns should surround themselves in a garden of pansies
Though Capricorn is perhaps one of the toughest signs of the zodiac, this hard-working earth sign would do well to add some delicate pansies to their home garden. Being that Capricorn season occurs over Christmas and the New Year, it makes sense that Capricorns are known for their diligent and sometimes ruthless nature (via Mind Body Green). With a tendency to become workaholics, Capricorns are often in need of a quick reminder that it is important to take a breath and smell the roses … or in this case, the pansies.
According to Metropolitan Girls, the pansy is the signature flower of Capricorn. Representing free thought and nostalgia, this simple yet vibrant flower encompasses the deep-rooted intellect that Capricorns possess so innately. Though they have a tendency to be somewhat closed off and guarded, pansies are able to remind Capricorns of the beauty found within vulnerability.
If you’re an Aquarius, plant a sea of violets to match your mood
Per Metropolitan Girls, one of the official flowers of Aquarius is the violet or viola flower. Being that Aquarians are born between January 20th and February 18th, this makes sense due to the fact that violets are the birth flower of February (via Allure). Some of the most common Aquarius characteristics include being very inquisitive, rebellious, and intellectual. As an air sign, Aquarians are not the quickest to display their emotions, though they do have a special depth to them that only those closest to them are able to experience first hand.
As a symbol of spirituality in many cultures, violets display a deep purple shade that is both enticing and eye-catching, making it the perfect addition to an Aquarians garden. However, if you prefer a more off-the-wall style, some violets actually appear multi-colored, meaning you can create a more unique collection by purchasing the correct seeds. Also, it is important to note that violets are said to be a lucky flower for Aquarians, meaning you might even manifest some much needed fortune by planting a sea of violets.
Pisces should add some running fountains to their outdoor garden
Pisces is a dreamy water sign that is known for loving all things fantasy and ethereal. According to Cosmopolitan, if you were born between February 20th and March 20th, your sun sign is that of Pisces. In addition to living in somewhat of a dream-like state, Pisces are also said to be very emotional and intuitive, giving them very delicate energy that is filled with wisdom.
While a garden would help to ground a Pisces who might find their head in the clouds, throwing in a peaceful fountain adds the perfect touch for this water sign. Whether you prefer something more modern like this stunning Echo Park Fountain from Williams Sonoma or you like a more traditional look, running water creates a Zen environment that will beckon you to spend more time outside and in the garden. Regardless of the kind of flowers that a Pisces chooses to plant — House Beautiful suggests water lilies, which would be perfect — even having just a simple birdbath will create the biggest difference and make them feel even more connected to their truest self.