Garden trends for 2023 have been released and many of them are no surprise!
GARDEN DESIGN MAGAZINE 2023 TRENDS
- Growing Your Own Bouquets (OH YES ON THIS ONE!)
- Creating Cottage Gardens (NEAR & DEAR TO MY HEART!!)
- Designing Mediterranean-Style Gardens
- Swapping Lawns for Meadows
- Expanding Houseplant Collections with Rare & Unusual Varieties
- Adding Texture with Foliage Plants
- Going Vertical
- Making Outdoor Spaces Cheery & Bright
- Using Natural Materials (LOVE THIS ONE!)
Veranda MagazinE: 6 Garden Trends for 2023…
- Garden of Eden
- Architectural Simplicity
- Upscale Relaxation
- New Victorian
- Scandinavian Minimalism
- Waterwise Plants
2023 Perennial Plant of the Year
Rudbeckia ‘American Gold Rush’
The Perennial Plant Association is pleased to promote Rudbeckia ‘American Gold Rush’ as the 2023 Perennial Plant of the Year. ‘American Gold Rush’ is a stunning addition to any garden. At the height of summer, it turns up the volume for a long season of dazzling color right up to autumnal frosts. The bright golden-yellow flowers feature arching rays and a reddish halo surrounding dark chocolate cones. Three-inch flowers blanket the compact plant, which is only 22-27 inches tall with a broader width to 40 inches if given room to grow. Read on here.
NATIONAL GARDEN BUREAU year of…
Each year the National Garden Bureau selects one annual, one perennial, one bulb crop, one edible, one houseplant, and one shrub as our “Year of the” crops. Plants are chosen because they are popular, easy-to-grow, widely adaptable, genetically diverse, and versatile. Here’s the lineup for 2023…
- Year of Celosia (YES!)
- Year of Spirea
- Year of Broccoli
- Year of the Orchid
- Year of the Rudbeckia
- Year of the Amaryllis (YES!)
PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR
Pantone’s Color of the Year, Viva Magenta 18-1750, vibrates with vim and vigor. It is a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength. Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, and a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.
STAR ROSES & PLANTS WEIGH IN ON THE NEW COLOR
In the most recent newsletter from Star Roses and Plants, they list plants from their BLOOMABLE collection that are in the Viva Magenta family. Here are two plants from their collection
Star’s article got me thinking about my garden and where this magenta color is represented. You know I am very “heavy” on pink and peach!
Here are some that are close to being “on trend.”
As I write it is 17 days ’til Christmas and we are currently celebrating with our grandboys and their parents. It is so special to see the wonder of the season come alive in the eyes of children. Makes me think of that most wonder-filled night when Mary and Joseph experienced the brith of Jesus as they shared the experience with adoring shepherds and Angels from on high. Oh Holy Night. May we all experience it.
Well, I’ve been buying more seeds and probably need to have a confession post soon. 🙄
Until next time… wishing you all the wonder.