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Gardening Trends of 2022

Gardening Trends of 2022

Garden Trends

Gardening Trends of 2022

Having an epic garden is something that people stop to take notice of. Whether it’s an immaculate fruit-and-vegetable garden or a captivating display of bright flowers and foliage, people appreciate a well-tended plot. Gardening has been around for thousands of years, yet each year, new innovations and technologies are emerging that not only improve the gardening process but also give way to specific gardening trends. So, what are the gardening trends of 2022 shaping up to be? Our expert at Blomidon Nurseries, Jackie, weighs in on the trends to expect in 2022 in the world of gardening.

Growing Your Own Produce in Grow Bags

Over the past few years, and particularly in 2022, there continues to be a trend of growing your own produce in your garden, raised beds, or external pots. The advantage of growing your own fruits and vegetables comes down to knowing exactly how the produce has been grown, including if pesticides have been used or not, and, of course, saving a few dollars on your next grocery store trip. However, this trend extends beyond the fact that gardening has seen a significant increase in the past few years by pinpointing exactly how people are preferring to grow these fruits and vegetables in 2022.

Thick felt pots called grow bags, available in-store or online at Blomidon Nurseries, have become an extremely popular way to produce fresh, delicious fruits and vegetables from your own home. These grow bags sit above the soil and are space conscious, meaning if you only have limited room for a garden, this might be the ideal option for you. Another thing that gardeners love about grow bags is how easy they are to move around to ensure they’re getting proper sunlight, whether on your small balcony or your spacious backyard. Plus, you only have to change out about half of the soil each year to keep a nutrient-dense environment so your plants or produce can continue to grow and thrive. Ultimately, due to the convenience and efficiency that grow bags provide for growers, we expect this trend to continue well into 2022 and beyond.

Tropical Plants Are a Must

Another trend on the rise in 2022 is the addition of tropical plants into your garden. Tropical plants are not only a great source of lively colour but they also help with filtering air and reducing stress. One excellent option to add to your garden this season is the canna lily, thanks to their vibrant colours—ranging anywhere from red to orange to yellow—and their eye-catching dark purple or green leaves. If you’re more of a tree lover than a flower power person, you might opt for a palm tree to bring those tropical vibes into your garden instead.

For gardeners who aren’t as drawn to crazy colours, Blomidon Nurseries has an array of ornamental grasses, including one called Black Knight. Our Black Knight ornamental grass is a broad, heavy-bladed grass that looks nearly black when the sunlight hits it. It can grow to over six feet tall, is low maintenance, and is highly resistant to diseases.

Another fantastic addition to your garden this year is a castor oil bean plant. If you’ve never heard of them before, they’re an annual flowering plant native to Africa that has now been naturalized in warm climates worldwide. Castor oil bean plants can grow to over six feet tall with a single leaf easily measuring two feet across, and the leaves are either red or green, bringing in the tropical feel naturally. If the castor oil bean plant sounds a little too big for your liking, consider adding anything with colourful foliage. Often people forget about the foliage and focus on the colours of the flowers themselves, but there are so many annuals with beautifully coloured foliage that you should be adding to your garden in 2022.

Pantone Colour of the Year

If you’re hoping to stay on trend this year in the world of gardening, you need to have the Pantone Colour of the Year—Very Peri—in your garden somewhere. The colour Very Peri is a dynamic periwinkle blue that possesses a violet-red undertone, almost making it look like a mixture of violet and mauve tones. Blue is often associated with faithfulness and constancy, whereas red often conveys energy and excitement. By mixing the two, you create an unexpectedly warm blue hue that represents innovation and a fresh start, according to the Pantone Institute.

A few of our favourite flowers and plants that feature the colour Very Peri include English lavender, alliums, salvia, catmint, nemesia denim blue, and lobelia siphilitica. What else you have in your garden, how much space you have, and what kind of time you’re willing to devote to it helps determine which Very Peri-coloured flower option would be best for you and your garden. Very Peri was created specifically for 2022’s Pantone Colour of the Year, making it a unique, on-trend, and must-have addition to your garden this year.

Final Thoughts

Although people have been gardening for thousands of years, there is always something new and exciting happening in the gardening world. In 2022, we’re experiencing a significant increase in the number of people growing their own produce, particularly in grow bags, for the functional purpose of feeding their families. However, we are also seeing some gardening trends based around aesthetics, specifically the addition of tropical plants and Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Very Peri, to some elements of your garden.

If you’re looking to up your gardening game in 2022 but don’t know where to start, Blomidon Nurseries is your one-stop-shop, thanks to our incredible selection, exceptional service, and unparalleled expertise. Our products are hand selected by our on-site expert, Jackie, and we’re always looking for the newest products or growing techniques to bring to our clients. If you’d like more information on how to integrate these gardening trends into your own garden, or if you just have a general inquiry, be sure to call Jackie at (902) 542-3346, or she can be reached at jbezanson@blomidonnurseries.com.