2012 Landscaping Trends: Part II
We continue our series on landscaping trends for 2012 with help from co-founder of Columbine Design Landscape Architects in Englewood, Colorado.
New and Improved Old time favorites
All of those plants that you loved in your grandma’s garden…you can now plant to be even bigger, bolder and more beautiful. The latest issue of Fine Gardening magazine, offers a fantastic list of plants that have been improved to offer interesting blooms, foliage and even more resistance to mildew and pests. These classic plants have been the favorite of gardeners for years, including the ‘Palabin’ dwarf lilac and ‘Rosy Returns’ daylily.
More and more, gardeners and landscape architects are choosing particular plants because of the unique natural textures, colors and characteristics that they can offer. Grasses, seasonal berries, trees with eye-catching bark and shrubs with intricate branching are all being appreciated as natural elements that provide beauty and interest to a garden or landscape.
Photo via Better Homes and Gardens