Spring is upon us! It’s time to think about revamping your landscape to match the season. Are you trying to hit the pantone colors of the year? Or maybe you are swept up in the “hyperlocalism” craze? Regardless, we have you covered with the top trending elements of 2017.
Mixing it Up
A moving trend is creating a balance in your landscape through contrast. This can be executed in a variety of ways. One is a mix of “old and new” by using lush, overgrown green plants with sharp, modern accents through furniture or planters. This fairytale-esque style of planting creates a rustic feel while the strict shapes and lines of the accents show purpose and structure. Another way to create a balanced combination is to scatter delicate cultivars amongst hardy, durable plants. This “yin and yang” style of the garden is not only eye-catching, it brings a sense of calm and composure not usually thought of.
Channeling Your Fashion Sense
If you’re into trends, then look no further than the pantone color of the year! This year’s color is “greenery”, which must be plentiful in your arrangement. If you are looking for a little something extra, the Pantone spring palette offers 10 lovely shades for you to incorporate including Primrose Yellow, Pale Dogwood, Flame, and Pink Yarrow! The fact that some of these colors are named after flowers and trees is a sign that they’ll be a hit in your landscape! Use primrose and dogwood colors for a soft, elegant look that pops against the green underbrush. Flame and Pink Yarrow are great for accents and a burst of color that brings any space to life.
Sense for Sustainability
Being mindful of the environment is not really a trend, but rather a necessity. New technology, such as irrigation systems and smartphone monitoring, make it easier to monitor your water usage, minimize waste and create low-water landscapes. Some gardeners are even learning to utilize drought resistant plants that can adapt to their specific climates. This approach in combo with plants that are native to the area, or locally grown, is a homerun. No matter where you live, native cultivars are abundant, beautiful, and increase the success rate of your landscape!
Bring on the Shrubs
Dwarf shrubs are a huge hit amongst those looking for beautiful, stylish gardens. They look great and require minimal maintenance. Scaling your garden to match the look you want is important, so choosing plants that fit your size and will not grow exponentially is essential. Dwarf shrubs offer a compromise and can give you the ability to focus your maintenance elsewhere.
At John Mini, we know our plants. We believe that your landscape should fit your personality and vision. Whether you choose to follow the trends or stick to your convictions, we can create a superbly elegant, modern, or sleek look that brings your space to life.