Here in the PNW, we are expected to reach a whopping high of 75 degrees today. I think it’s safe to say that Spring has officially arrived! For most of us, that means cleaning up the yard from the winter and freshening up those flower beds. Looking for the latest gardening trends? How about some inspiration before heading out to your local nursery?
Here are Garden Design’s top 5 design trends for 2022:
1. Blur the lines between indoors and outdoors
Start to think of your outdoor space as an extension of your home. This can be reached by using comfortable patio furniture, colorful rugs & pillows, and lots of light. Create a comfortable space you want to spend time in.
2. Design with dark foliage
Dark leaf plants, such as Crape Myrtle, Heuchera, and Ninebark, really stand out against traditional greenery. You can help your dark foliage really “pop”, by planting them in bright pots.
3. Maximizing balconies & porches
Don’t forget about those smaller patios and porches. Utilize your smaller spaces to bring color and greenery to your home. Get creative with the space you have available—hang pots and use chicken wire on empty walls for climbing plants.
4. Garden for the wildlife
Help save the bees, all while beautifying your space. Pollinators, such as the Honey
Bee, are essential to our ecosystems and farms. By planting Lavender, Mint and
Poppies, you are giving the bees lots of pollinating options. Looking to attract some
beautiful butterflies to your yard? Plant some Phlox, Echinacea, and Black-Eye
Susans. You might even attract some hummingbirds too!
5. Bicolor plants
Bicolor plants, such as the Supertunia Mini Vista, is expected the the “hot” item in everyone's gardens this summer. Bicolor plants bring multiple colors to your garden, all in one plant. This brings a clean look to your garden. You can use solid color plants to “fill in” between your bicolor plants.