Spring into Spring!

Here’s a tip: if you haven’t already, check out Garden Design Magazine, a great resource online for ideas and links to all kinds of interesting places. I really enjoyed their latest article on 2017 Trends in Garden Design.

Listed among the top considerations: natural materials, colour blocking, “hyper-localism” (i.e. using endemic plants not just natives, wood and stone from the site), lawn reimagined, natural dye gardens, old and new “mash-up” (sounds like eclecticism, but apparently debatable), active play spaces for all ages, dwarf shrubs, haute houseplants (bringing the garden inside) and sustainability tech (i.e., controlling your irrigation system from your smartphone).

Speaking of links from Garden Design Magazine, here’s one you might want to check out from Potted Store in California. They’re all about “indoor style for outdoor living”, which of course works better in an extended season like a Californian climate provides. Nonetheless, some great stuff and interesting products (make sure you visit the brick and mortar section).

If you like Terra Cotta pots I also found this interesting site from Siebert & Rice… they’ve got a great collection!

© Siebert & Rice

© Siebert & Rice

Hopefully some ideas to get you started this spring on dreaming it, planning it and creating it.

Cheers, from the Fussy Gardener.