We are all ready for 2020 to be over – for many reasons!
For the gardener, there are exciting new trends in landscaping for 2021 that will be something to look forward to. A few new trends and some classic favorites that will be worth keeping an eye out for, or even adding to your own landscape, in the coming year.
Edible Gardens are a mixture of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers arranged in an attractive design to provide sustenance and beauty. Edible gardens can be integrated into the landscape or into a raised bed. The nice thing about combining flowers and edible plants is that when the edible plants fade, the flowers keep the area looking good until you can replace the seasonal fruits and vegetables.
I have seen restaurants landscape with edible gardens. It provides a welcoming landscape, and herbs and vegetables for the table! Elizabeth’s on 37th (pictured above) in Savannah, GA is a good example of this style.
Mad Hatter Gardens
With respect to Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a Mad Hatter’s garden is just that – mad and crazy!
This kind of garden is easy care and is a wonderful bee and butterfly attractor. It can be filled with wildflowers, perennials, etc. Usually, just flowers and the best part is you can just let it go. A meadow garden from seed is sometimes included in this category of gardens.
An old favorite is coming back in style! This kind of garden differs from a Mad Hatter Garden, in that it requires a little more planning and care. Cottage Gardens usually have an English look, which includes roses and old favorite perennials and annuals, such as Sweet Peas, Delphiniums and Foxglove, to name a few. Heritage plants are coming back and thrive in a Cottage Garden. A Cottage Garden has a mixture of many kinds of flowering plants.
Vita Sackville-West , the famous English garden designer, is best known for her White Garden at Sissinghurst Castle. A White Garden can be such a lovely thing to look at. A White Garden consists of white flowering plants such as Sweet Alyssum, Petunias, Queen Anne’s Lace, Impatiens, White Azaleas, White Clematis and many more choices for a white garden. White Gardens can be even more charming with the addition of silver foliage plants, such as Dusty Miller, Lamb’s Ear and Artemisia.
Jane Chichetti is a Landscape Designer with Tallahassee Nurseries. Jane has over 13 years of experience in landscape design and landscape architecture.
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