Edward's Garden Center

Forty Fort, PA


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Gardening Trends for 2016

The 2016 gardening season will soon be upon us so we wanted to write a little bit about what we see as an upcoming trends. As always, if you have any questions about the projects or the plants used, ask one of our wonderful staff.

Container Gardens
All container gardens will continue to be popular this year, probably due to their diversity and versatility. You can use so many different plants in such a small space and you can move these gardens to any spot where you need to add a little life. Our Diane is an expert container gardener. If you need help choosing plants or deciding how to arrange them, she is the perfect person to help you.

Terrarium Garden - Edward's Garden CenterTerrariums
Housed in glass vessels, this miniature gardens offer a unique look that will spruce up any space. There are many benefits to building a terrarium. First, building it can be a lot of fun. Planning and making a terrarium is a great project to do with the kids. Another benefit is that they are easy to care for, especially if you use succulents. We aren’t finished planning our workshops for this season yet, but you may see a terrarium class pop up on the schedule.

Naturalistic Landscapes
For some of you, this will be a trend that never reaches your garden. Naturalistic landscape are trending this year. What do we mean by that? The beautiful untidiness that comes with a wild, natural landscape. This doesn’t mean you just throw some seeds and never touch it again. You still weed these gardens, but you don’t have to make sure everything is the same height or a certain color. You just let it grow naturally. For those of you who are very set on pristine gardens, this trend will make you crazy.

Berry Bushes in Containers
We all know gardeners love to vegetable gardens and fruit trees. Berry bushes that come in pots are perfect for the gardener just starting out or the gardener that is out of room because the other plants are taking up all your space. If you find a berry bush in a pot, grab it. Yielding some berries for your fall pies will show it was worth it.

Petscaping or Dogspacing
Petscaping or gardening with your beloved pet in mind is the perfect blend of favorite things. Although dogs and plants don’t often go together, what could make a gardener happier than creating the perfect spot in the yard for a four legged best friend. Chose plants that are nontoxic and train your pets to enjoy this part of the garden, instead of the entire garden.

 

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Get inspired to Container Garden!

This Sunday, the Garden Center is hosting a container gardening seminar. Container gardening can be a great hobby that will make your garden beautiful, unique and colorful. In honor of this seminar, we thought we would share some container gardening inspiration.

Traditional Container Garden
A traditional container garden is your typical, everyday flower pot with flowers in it. There are millions of combinations that can make up a container garden. Generally, you want to chose plants that like the same amount of sunlight and water as the ones they are sharing a home with.

Edward's Garden Center Container Garden

Reserve your spot at the Container Gardening Seminar on May 17 at 11 a.m.

Fairy Garden or Miniature Garden
A popular trend over the last few years, fairy gardens or miniature gardens fall into the container garden category. These gardens are typically themed and involve miniature versions of items. For example, you could make an entire beach scene using small plants that look like those on the beach and by adding a small beach chair or umbrella, you can tie everything into your theme. Some fairy gardens are actually made in the ground, but most live in pots, barrels and other containers.

Succulent Containers
Succulents make the perfect low maintenance container garden. Almost any container that has good drainage can be used for succulents. Since succulents are slow growers, you can be sure they won’t out grow their container too soon and you can fit a few plants into a small space.

Edward's Garden Center Container Garden

How creative can you get with your container garden?

Unique Container Gardens
You can get really creative with container gardening and that’s the reason why it is such a great hobby! You can use almost ANYTHING as the starting point for a container garden: an old wheel barrow, a wooden barrel, a metal watering can, birdbaths, baskets and urns. As long as the container you choose has drainage, it can become a beautiful garden.

Hopefully, we inspired you to try a few container gardens of your own this season. If you need help getting started, sign up for our free seminar.

CONTAINER GARDENING SEMINAR
May 17, 2015: 11:00 am
Call (570) 287-4329 ext. 1 to sign up