With our wet weather and fluctuating temperatures, it’s hard to get into the mood for gardening, but here are some hot trends to consider for you garden from Monrovia Nursery.
- Small sized luxury: If you’re working with a small space in your garden, add scaled-down versions of iconic plants such as hydrangeas, roses, berries, conifers and clematis to the garden.
- Floratourism: More travelers these days are spending their vacation hours at national parks, botanical gardens and arboretums, then using them for inspiration in their own gardens.
- No waste movement: Gardeners and gardens are being influenced by the “no waste” food movement. A third of households are now growing food. If you a more tradition flower and shrub garden, ease into the movement by growing perennial herbs or add some vegetable in among your established landscaping.
- Color chameleons: Gardeners are gaga over color-changing plants that provide consistent year-round beauty. A good choice is fuss-free conifers look beautiful in all seasons, but add some surprising color in the winter.
- Extreme naturalism: Don’t be afraid to add natural elements in your garden. Rocks, boulders and untouched hedges can add an integrated sense of structure to your garden, and is a growing trend for 2017.
- Climate adaptation: We’ve been focused on saving water in our gardens and landscape for several years, and we should continue to focus on California natives and drought-tolerant plants.
- Bright, bold colors: Don’t shy away from brilliant oranges, feverish reds, neon yellows, vivid purples, deep, dark reds and black-purples in your garden this year.
- One-pot wonders: Containers filled with different sorts of plants has been replaced by a trend of using one type of plant per pot, such as a compact hydrangea and new varieties of pomegranates, lavenders, succulents and berries.
Published at Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:00:27 +0000