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7 Gorgeous Garden Trends to Try This Spring



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.

 

4. BOXWOOD
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.

 

6. UNIQUE FOUNTAINS
If you are looking for a water feature to fit with a modern garden design, you are in luck! Sleek, elegant, contemporary fountains provide an update on a classic garden look. Colorful, self-contained ceramic fountains are also a great idea to fill a small space.

 

7. CONCRETE
Whether for indoor plants or outdoor containers, the look, feel, and color of concrete is huge right now! Clean, contemporary and even industrial in some settings, concrete can form the backbone of a modern garden, or create an eye-catching accent within a classic design.

Annie Huston is the co-owner of Birdsall & Co., a home and garden boutique in Denver, Colorado that is considered to be one of the finest in the nation. View their profile or reach Annie at annie@birdsallgarden.com.

Content for this article provided by Birdsall & Co.

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