9 of My Favorite Garden Trends for 2022

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.

birdhouse overlooking cottage garden and Puget Sound

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greenhouse view in the summer
cut flower garden in the summer

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.

strawflowers and marigolds in picket fence cut flower garden

There’s no better way to enjoy the outdoor elements than to bring a home-grown cut-flower bouquet inside. Especially when the flowers come from your own garden!

You’ll have all the flowers you want all summer long with just a few packets of seeds.

Growing cut flowers like dahlias, cosmos, and zinnias are easier than you think and the pollinators love them. Creating a cut flower garden attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

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.

Enjoy more posts about growing a cut flower garden.

spring tulips in raised bed with vintage iron bed board

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.
dahlias attracting pollinators


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

Nectar-rich flowers such as coneflowers, cosmos, snapdragons, phlox, and dahlias provide a much-needed resource to native garden wildlife.

Growing native plants are important for feeding pollinators, keeping local wildlife well-fed, and crucial to our ecosystems.

Top Native Plants for Your Region

Top 15 Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest HERE

coneflowers with bees


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.

greenhouse surrounded with purple petunias and summer flowers

Here are the 2022 color trends according to the Flower Council of Holland, a European horticultural association that tracks trends in outdoor living.


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.

birdhouse overlooking the cut flower garden and Puget Sound


Pastel tones such as pink, blue, mint green, and pale orange are alternated with more vivid accents such as coral reds.


Soft faded pastel shades like nude, lilac, and pink are set against rich and dark colors like claret, ochre, and olive green.


This style trend consists of vivid pastels and pastel neon shades. Pink and yellow are flanked by pastel green and lilac.

hydrangeas and phlox in garden path

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.

chives and other herbs in wine barrel

Look for flowers with purple tones such as petunias, lavender, catnip, and salvia to trend in your garden for 2022.

greenhouse in the fall with fall container

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, rhododendrons, 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.

herb container garden and black-eyed Susans

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.

herb garden raised bed

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 the railing.
  • Mix flowers and herbs or veggies in the same container.
  • Hanging plants can be a great way to save space.
  • Invest in an herb garden raised bed.
sedum autumn joy

Because of the threat of climate change, plants that don’t need a lot of water are very trendy in the 2022 garden.

café au lait dahlia

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.

multi-colored dahlia

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.
evening view of the dahlias and greenhouse

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?

If you have any questions or additional suggestions, feel free to share them in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with anyone who may find these gardening tips useful.

Until next time,

Happy Gardening!

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  1. Goodness, your gardening zeal always inspires me! I love everything in this post…anything that isn’t overtaken in weeds would be a new trend at my place! Ha!

    1. Thank you, Jennifer. It’s amazing how quickly the weeds are growing. And the slugs are back at it as well. Thanks for dropping by.

  2. We started a raised bed garden two years ago during the pandemic. It is small but still fun to reap the benefits. I also planted a cut flower garden last year, and look forward to expanding it. Yeah for shades of purple! Thanks for sharing – always a pretty post!

  3. Kim!! I am loving all these garden trends!! We ordered our seeds for our veggie garden this year and are getting ready to start planting our cute little seeds!! Also, definitely planning on adding a charming container garden to our new patio this year!!!

    1. So many fun projects to look forward to. I’m going to work on expanding my container garden too. Have fun sowing your seeds Aliya. I can’t wait to see the results this year.

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