From Katrinka Morgan, Director of the Herb Society:
Trends in the Garden for 2015 – (Note from Rita: I already knew about Marsala, the color of the year for homes, etc., which will have a huge impact in the garden color, as well).
According to the Garden Media Group, garden trends for 2015 will include;
The color Marsala, the Pantone ‘Color of the Year’ will be big in the garden
Garden-tainment, your garden as entertainment, from outdoor room to outdoor kitchens and grills
Portable gardening container gardens on wheels and mini-hydroponic systems
Bite size plants getting more plants in less space and small plants
Urban agriculture including backyard flocks and herds
Meadow-like beds, native plants and water wise plants to attract pollinators
The overall theme from the Garden Trends report is that there is no right or wrong way to garden only your way! Your garden should reflect your own personality, your style, your wants, desire and your needs.
I love these trends and how The Herb Society of America and our members can help everyone plan their garden for 2015. What herbs would you suggest to add that pop of color, ‘marsala’ to the garden? Which rosemarycutlivar to add to that new outdoor kitchen and grill space? Which herbs are perfect for containers and provide big presence in a small space. Native Herb Conservation and GreenBridges would share how to use natives and attract pollinators to create meadow-like beds..
HSA members have the knowledge and experience to share with others and be relevant in 2015. Thank you as you share with others this year.