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Jane Stockel, Editorial Correspondent for The Trend Curve, has been in London for the annual Chelsea Garden Show. Her top trends are below. An upcoming issue of The Trend Curve will have more details about the colors and designs at Chelsea. Notable in 2013:
– A late spring and unusually inclement weather resulted in an overall impression of green
– Blues advanced with Forget-me-Not planting
– Red added to green via tulips
– Oranges continued from last year
– Yellow remained popular
– White, a major plant choice, teamed with gray foliage
MATERIALS AND TYPES
– Wood was everywhere
– It was newly painted in unexpected hues, like orange
– Copper advanced for garden structures and metallic wall finishes
– Pleached trees made a comeback
– Pink roses fell in clouds from archways.
– Rhododendrons began a return to popularity, which was hinted at in 2012.
FORMATS AND MOTIFS
– The past and future became popular garden-design themes
– Lawn mowing took on new pattern trends at the RHS Wisley Garden
– Owls advanced in garden sculpture
– They joined dogs and horses
– London stores tapped into the Great Gatsby fever with glamor, bling and swing