Have you seen the latest and greatest trends in gardening? Here are 9 of my favorite garden trends for 2022.
I have to tell you, there are two things I’m not.
I’m not much of a rule follower when it comes to gardening. And I’m definitely not a trendsetter.
In fact, I pretty much beat to my own drum.
But… I did find some great garden “trends” for 2022 that I am either already doing and LOVE or that I’ve been inspired to try this year.
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My 9 Favorite Garden Trends for 2022
1. Cut Flower Gardens
If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you could have probably guessed that this would be my favorite trend for 2022.
A cut flower garden is definitely in keeping with the “grow your own” movement from last year which doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
There’s no better way to enjoy the outdoor elements than to bring a home-grown cut-flower bouquet inside. Especially when the flowers came from your own garden!
You’ll have all the flowers you want all summer long with just a few packets of seeds.
Another benefit of growing a cut flower garden is that your flowers will be carbon-neutral and not be shipped across the country. All you have to do is to walk right out to the garden and cut flowers for an arrangement.
To see more posts about growing a cut flower garden click HERE.
2. Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose
This is something that a lot of us have already been doing in our gardens. The great news is that more people are becoming aware of the importance of upcycling in a garden rather than adding to landfills.
Some of the items I’m seeing that are being repurposed are…
- Crushing materials such as concrete and using them for paths or driveways.
- Vintage items you can use as containers or yard art in the garden such as galvanized buckets with holes in them, iron headboards or old fencing.
3. Eco-Friendly Gardening
POLLINATOR-FRIENDLY AND NATIVE PLANTS
Pollen lovers like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds are crucial to creating and maintaining ecosystems. You can attract them by planting native and pollinator-friendly species.
Growing native plants are important for feeding pollinators, keeping local wildlife well-fed, and crucial to our ecosystems.
Top Native Plants for Your regions – Click HERE
Top 15 Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest – Click HERE
LOW CARBON GARDENING
Another growing gardening trend for 2022 is reducing our carbon footprint which can be accomplished by growing your own flowers and vegetables rather than buying them at a shop that isn’t local.
There’s an emphasis on buying plants and supplies that are locally sourced.
4. Experimenting With Color
Here are the 2022 color trends according to the Flower Council of Holland, a European horticultural association that tracks trends in outdoor living.
FRESH START COLOR PALETTE
This style trend is white combined with various naturals. Accent colors can be shades of green, blue, and red and should be used with restraint.
BRIGHT AND BREEZY COLOR PALETTE
Pastel tones such as pink, blue, mint green, and pale orange are alternated with more vivid accents such as coral reds.
TRADITIONAL SENTIMENT COLOR PALETTE
Soft faded pastel shades like nude, lilac, and pink are set against rich and dark colors like claret, ochre, and olive green.
WELLNESS BUBBLE COLOR PALETTE
This style trend consists of vivid pastels and pastel neon shades. Pink and yellow are flanked by pastel green and lilac.
Pantone Color of the Year
Each year Pantone announces a color of the year. This year’s color is a periwinkle-inspired purple tome called Pantone 17-3938 Veri Peri.
Look for flowers with purple tones such as petunias, lavender, catnip, and salvia to trend in your garden for 2022.
5. Embracing all Seasons
Successional planting is one of the new garden trends that’s here to stay. The goal is that there is always something that creates interest in your garden no matter what the season.
- Winter flowers and plants: heather, camellias, ornamental grassed, and hellebores
- Spring flowers and plants: spring bulbs such as daffodils and tulips, alliums, narcissus, peonies, azaleas, rhododendrens, pansies
- Fall Flowers and plants: grasses, black-eyed Susans, dahlias, marigolds, asters, mums, pansies
Evergreen trees and shrubs with year-round interest will make your garden look great even when most of your flowers aren’t blooming. I even have evergreen clematis in my garden on arbors and trellis’ which make a huge difference in how the winter space looks.
6. Maximizing Garden Space
Containers and vertical gardens are trending for 2022.
Options such as containers and movable raised beds are not only a great choice for small spaces but also for those who are renting their homes and are planning to move in the future. This will allow you to take your flowers and plants with you rather than having to leave them behind in the ground.
This will also give you more control over the quality of your soil.
If gardening space is limited to a balcony or porch, you can still plant flowers, vegetables, and herbs. You just have to be creative and strategic about it.
- Add chicken wire to your railing to grow climbing plants such as clematis or sweet peas.
- Hang window box planters on railing.
- Mix flowers and herbs or veggies in the same container.
- Hanging plants can be a gerat way to save space.
- Invest in an herb garden raised bed.
7. Drought-Resistant Plants
Because of the threat of climate change, plants that don’t need a lot of water are very trendy in the 2022 garden.
8. It’s All About the Dahlias
Dahlias will continue to be a popular bloom in the garden this year.
These flowers provide the perfect burst of color and beauty from mid-summer until the first frost. In my fall garden, dahlias are one of the very few blooms left in the season.
What I love even more about dahlias is…
- The more you cut, the more they bloom.
- There are so many dahlia varieties to choose from.
- As long as you divide the tubers every year, dahlias will continue to grow beautifully in your garden and you can transplant other tubers throughout the garden for even more lovely dahlia plants.
What do you think about these 2022 garden trends? Are there any that stand out to you or maybe you have a trend that’s not here? Leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you.
Until next time,