Like everything else these days, flowers too have trends. In 2017 the flower trend tends to be changing from earlier years. The power of the flower is still the same but the look and colors are different. When you hear “flower power”, do you think of the bold oranges and greens of the 60’s and 70’s? I sure do. What an era!! One of the main jobs of a flower farmer is to know which flower and look is trending at the moment. I have spent many hours reading flower books and doing research on this subject. Flower trends have taken a swing back in time. By the look of things carnations and chrysanthemums are making a come back.
In the April issue of Country Living Magazine, they listed the 10 flower trends that are going to be huge this year. Dahlia’s, hanging arrangements and fresh farm flowers were the top 3 flower trends on their list. I have a great fascination for dahlia’s. They are so amazing.
The trending colors for the flowers in 2017 are more muted then in years past. They are calming. With each one of us having busy lives running here and there, I can see why people are loving the calm serene colors. Pantone color of the year this year is called “Greenery” How appropriate! This will go well with the muted colors of flowers and the fresh farm flowers that are making it big.
I plan to grow dusty miller along with purple basil and babies breath for foliage. In my yard I have viburnum, raspberry bushes and dogwood that I also plan for foliage. Foliage is one thing that you absolutely need in a bouquet! It makes it so full and rich.
The word on the street is that heirloom carnations and chrysanthemums are making a come back! How exciting. It will be fun to find some seeds and give them a whirl.