Outdoor Living Driving Gardening Trends For 2006

West Chester, PA (PRWEB) October 22, 2005

For homeowners today, it is now? In? be? out? Apart from this is? cook, receive, read, relax or even work outdoors.

us? not talking about camping here. We? Talking about? Outdoor life? and s? the biggest trend in gardening for years. High fuel prices should further drive this trend as we continue to stay closer to home for our needs for entertainment and relaxation.

for today? s style conscious owner, the walls of the house appear to have collapsed and now focus owners? s is on the decoration of the exterior of the house on deck, patio and all around their property.

According to Unity Marketing, outdoor products and services reached $ 62.5 billion in 2004, and plants represented only one third of sales.

? It s? not just about gardening more, and certainly not on the Latin names of plants,? says Susan McCoy, Garden Media Group President, who predicted trends outdoor living for the past five years.

This trend is now living in the open air daily owners of exterior decoration, using high-quality fabrics to match the brand later? flowers and plants, exterior lighting that looks like fine table lamps, comfy sofas that double as beds and containers adding spots of color throughout the yard.

According to a survey by the Garden Writers Association, nearly half of those who say they garden? decorate? with containers. They also add garden art and ornaments on the outside landscape that give of their property, it s? Own? Personality?.

? If we can take our life away, we are? said McCoy. ? Our gardens and patios now serve as playgrounds, living rooms, kitchens, home offices and havens.

To activate your decorating style inside out, here are GMG? s trends in outdoor living for 2006 that were submitted to publishers and writers of Garden at the 57th Symposium GWA in Vancouver.

For a complete list of what? s shaping gardening, visit http://www.gardenmediagroup.com.

What? s what? s Out for 2006

What? s In ???????? What? s Out

Residence Garden are. Showplace gardens are out. The owners want easy and simple gardens that require little maintenance and colorful. They became more confident and know how to add their personal signature to their court. There was a shift from the inside of the house outside, and consumers buy? Improvements? to add to their lifestyle such as outdoor grills Viking, plasma TVs and outdoor entertainment? tents.?


Elegance

is simple. Fussy gardens are out. Less is more. The key to this season is to garden with style and simple elegance. According to Tres Fromme, planning and design specializing in the famous Longwood Gardens,? It is simple elegance with a lively healthy dollop of luxury.? He recommends buying two or three large pieces as something of Campania? Longwood Centennial Collection s and then work your garden around them. Instead of a lot of things poorly?,? think smaller quality? spots? around the yard. The buzzwords are post-modernism, new minimalism and modern American classic.

Garden in small spaces is in vogue. Colossal landscapes are out. As lot sizes shrink and reduce people to their homes, consumers are gardening more in less space, patios and terraces, rooftop and, of course, in containers. Vertical gardening is growing up or down from the balconies or terraces. According to Raymond Evison, the leading breeder of clematis in the world dwarf the average annual, perennials and shrubs are now specifically bred for small spaces. Pixie impatiens, roses and Patio Clematis Sunblaze? are all proportional to the size of small gardens.


Pot-

landscaping is in vogue. 1-D container is removed. Container Gardening went down the back porch and patio and moved into the landscape, showing up in beds and borders or standing alone as an eye-catching exclamation point. Busy homeowners find decorating their garden? Spots of pots? an easy way to splash color across the yard. Plants such as Raymond Evison Patio Clematis? Hydrangeas and Halo? are less than perfect choice plant with Wave? petunias or Simply Beautiful? annual in containers.

adventure is in vogue. Safe is out. We left the cocoon and are now ready for bold adventures. Cottage Gardens are safe and comfortable. Zen gardens are edgy. Use plants with great architecture and texture as the chocolate mimosa summer, to make a bold statement against a rigid bottom. Expect to see lots of red, purple and gold to lead the court. ? The colors are lively with people who are committed to gardening at any level? says Steve Hutton, president of the Conard-Pyle Company To make a style statement use colors clash like Fanfare? Bright Coral and Fanfare? Pink impatiens spark spread. Plant large sweeps Knock Out? roses and mix with Double Wave Blue Velvet petunias spread. Venture into this brave new? Color me quickly? world in search of new plants to the lawn and garden http://www.lgyp.com Yellow Pages.


Boom without Bloom

is in vogue. Only the flowers are out. Busy gardeners want plants that are colorful and easy to grow, and few plants fit this law better than large plants, bold and beautiful piece. They shout in high style and sophistication, offering all-season color for sunny or shady locations. From simple accents to exotic focal points, these new beauties offer high impact choices for almost any garden location. With foliage in a striking eye-catching, multicolor pattern, Blazin? Rose and Iresine Kong coleus has excellent garden appeal. Tropical plants are ideal for large containers or combination of mixed plantations, where they strut their stuff without getting lost among the other varieties.


Containers

mixture is. Mixed containers are out. Well-mixed containers are not completely, but as Elvin McDonald, garden editor of Better Homes & Gardens, said? Plants in the colors and textures look too bland as wearing plaids, stripes and prints together.? Plant several of one variety per container or several different varieties, all in the same color family, per pot. Then group colorful containers together to create an avalanche of rich colors.


Living Color

interior is in vogue. Plant-less houses are output. Ferns, snake plants and palms aren? T for your grandmother? O living longer. Houses with lots of open space and porches are filled with plants. Many houseplants do double duty – indoors in cold weather and moved to decorate the terrace or patio in summer. For many people their first introduction to gardening tends to a houseplant in a college or their first apartment. Plants and long blooming orchids adorn a desk in the office and improve the health and beauty of the environment while increasing productivity!

Safe Gardening Is In. Reckless Gardening is out. In line with the trend of healthy living, consumers are looking for the principles of sustainable gardening. Consequently, there is a lag to get plants off chemicals and a healthier, holistic lifestyle. Gardening is underground, taking a new life. A preventive, rather than a curative approach to plant care. Products like Messenger?, Turn on a plant? S system natural response, and the soup adds soil life? Microbes good? the ground, enabling the plants to fend for themselves and fight against diseases, the result of these preventive measures is stronger and healthier plants, which means less work for the owner in the long run.

Fountains are. Ponds are output. Water gardening, which fell by about 27% last year as an activity in the field, is now appearing in other forms. Containers and fountains. The tendency is to keep sound, motion and water in the garden, but in a simplistic way, nice and easy. Fountains and container water gardens are fashionable, creating a movement, sound and beauty, all at the same time, effortlessly.


Home Grown

is in vogue. Fast food is out. Reflecting the company’s? Current enthusiasm for healthy eating and a desire for fresh, tasty fruits and vegetables, gardening is back in vogue. Herbs and vegetables are grown alone or mixed containers. Growing your own vegetables and flowers is the new status symbol of luxury. It is a luxury of the heart that says? I care and I have time.? George C. Ball, Jr., president of W. Atlee Burpee, the best known name in gardening, believes? If we can teach our children where foods come from, we can teach them healthier for life.

gardening trends, visit http://www.gardenmediagroup.com.

Resources:

Campania International http://www.campaniainternational.com

Garden Media Group http://www.gardenmediagroup.com
Hines Horticulture
http://www.hineshort.com

Messenger http://www.messenger.info
Raymond Evison Clematis
Collection http://www.evisonclematis.com

Simply Beautiful? http://www.simplybeautifulgardens.com

ground http://www.soilsoup.com Soup

The Conard-Pyle Co http://www.starroses.com or http://www.starplants.com

W. Atlee Burpee http://www.burpee.com

Wave Petunias http://www.wave-rave.com


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