Trends for modern garden design
Trends for modern garden design
The garden is a natural sanctuary, and current trends are leaning into that reality. From completely transparent greenhouses to semi-random coating methods, today's hottest garden styles reveal the raw and celebrate the organic.
All Glass Green House
Giving your green thumb once has never been easier or more beautiful than in a whole glass greenhouse. While traditional greenhouses have moved into backyards and residential areas more and more over the last ten years, glass greenhouses have taken the trend to a whole new level. Because a greenhouse in glass means your garden is reaping the benefit of being able to see what you grow inside, the greenhouse simply acts as a framework for your plants.
These greenhouses come in all sizes and shapes and can be created to fit your garden's style and shape. Find a list of the best plants for your greenhouse here .
Raised flower beds
Raised flower beds have long been popular in gardens, but over the next few years you can expect to see raised beds around the yard mixed with the decor. Elevated beds are an easy way to bring some greenery to a patio or sunroom and can be installed, taken in or installed.
While concrete and split timber are two very popular raised bed materials right now, take the time to find a medium that works well with your garden and budget. If you feel extra excited, you can even do it yourself.
What you plant in your raised bed is entirely up to you. Be sure to think about the seasons where you live, consider sustainable plants and think about adding a color shade with a flower or a well-kept green shrub.
Face planters are a big gardening trend right now because they add a little fun and personality to a garden. These planters are found in full faces, heads similar to traditional Greek busts, or partial faces and heads that show only part of the face – primarily the nose, lips and chin.
You can buy these main pots at many local craft stores or gardening shops, or you can do it yourself by carving out an old doll head and patching and painting it or using plaster or cement and a mold pot.
Although most of the time the plants in the pots are designed to resemble hair, you can really choose anything you want to go into the head and face planters.
Crazy paving is not as nuts as it sounds. Crazy pave uses the broken pieces and fits them all as a puzzle instead of using traditional pavers. Crazy path may be more cost effective than traditional pavers, but it requires a little more ingenuity on your part to make all the pieces fit together. This concept is also called flagstone.
If the crazy pavement trend is one you're not keen on jumping on, you can stick to traditional paving stones and bring other modern elements to the yard instead.
Vertical Gardens  Vertical gardens have entered homes and farms in recent years. These tall, green structures add color and life to all areas – especially the garden. These vertical gardens are usually constructed of split wood where plants can be placed in individual pots and then grow together.
Vineyards are a popular choice for these structures because the vines grow rapidly and cover the wood quickly. The ultimate goal is to cover the entire structure with lots of growing greenery.
The Farmer's Garden
Chickens and goats and bees – oh, my! Moving the yard to the garden, even in urban areas, is gaining in popularity. Whether it is lowering food costs and eating what you produce in your own home, or simply being in love with creatures, chickens and other pets have become staples in homes across the country.
Check and make sure you have green light before you build a chicken shoe in your garden or go full amateur beekeeper, but know that a small yard infusion in your garden is a sustainable, trendy garden alternative.