Want to make your garden stand out this summer? Get your green thumb in gear with these hot gardening trends.
1. VINTAGE GARDENS
Think pastels and peonies are just for granny’s garden? Think again! Formerly “granny” colors including blush pink ( a Pantone color for 2016 ) and other pale tones are very in at the moment, as are old-school plants and flowers like foxgloves, begonias, and rambling roses.
2. STATEMENT PLANTS
On the opposite end of the spectrum, hardy succulents for the outdoors are still huge. Instagram and Pinterest-worthy blooms, unique colors, unusual growing patterns, and houseplants that can “summer” outside are popular.
3. SMALL OUTDOOR SPACES
Even the smallest spaces can become beautiful gardens in the summer, with low-maintenance plants, and an emphasis on container gardening, succulent gardens, hanging gardens and air plants.
Who knew? Popular for container planting, these classic garden shrubs work well in both contemporary and traditional settings depending on their size and how they are pruned, whether they’re left to their natural shape or pruned geometrically.
5. POLISHED RUSTIC FURNITURE
A timeless look that can work in both contemporary and traditional settings, a piece of well-crafted, polished furniture is a popular trend that can become an high-quality permanent statement piece in any garden.