10 Of The Trendiest Flowers For Your Home And Garden
Whether you are decorating your home or perking up your garden, adding an array of beautiful flowers can make all the difference in your space. If you noticed every year certain flowers are trending and after some research, I’ve discovered this list of 10 Of The Trendiest Flowers For Your Home And Garden and fell in love with them all!
Flowers in your home always add decorative elements that nothing else can compete with. It’s very trendy to add them to your meals as well. Have you ever thought about using flowers to include in your dishes? Well, it’s easier than you thought! Warning! Never sample any flower without first researching it. Sampling them without knowing about them can make you very sick!
(Warning! Never sample any flower without first researching it. Sampling them without knowing about them can make you very sick!)
I’m always excited to learn about what flowers are trending and how I can use them in my home, garden, and my recipes. Let’s start with one of my favorites!
Last summer, I added a lavender shrub to my garden and can’t wait to see the blooms this year!
Lavender is a member of the mint family – wow, I didn’t know that, did you? It’s also used a lot in baking. You will see it featured as a decoration or paired with various cheeses too. It offers not only a soothing fragrance but also used for its ability to enhance foods.
I’ve read you can use Lavender for the following ailments:
- Reduces anxiety and emotional stress
- Heals burns and wounds
- Improves sleep
- Restores skin complexion and reduces acne
- Slows aging with powerful antioxidants
- Improves eczema and psoriasis
- Reduce and alleviate headaches
One of my favorite uses for Lavender is in wreaths. Here are some of my favorites.
Borage is also known as the starflower. Borage can be used as either a fresh vegetable or a dried herb too! As a fresh vegetable, it has a cucumber-like taste and is often used in salads or as a garnish. It also has a lot of medicinal uses too. It was also found to be a great placebo and seemed to work well on the hypochondriac.
Borage is also used to treat ailments as well and is great in the kitchen. You can freeze Borage in ice cubes and make fun summer drinks. I hear it also makes a refreshing tea and pairs well with lemonade.
Viola is always a wonderful addition to any home or garden. It was interesting to learn that some Viola species are perennial plants while others are annual plants. There are a few are small shrubs too. They are often confused with the Pansy, but there are some subtle differences.
Fun fact! Did you know that the Violas contain a compound called “ionone” that temporarily disable our nose’s ability to smell the flower? Viola does give off a mild and very flirty scent and is used in some perfumes too.
This petite and slightly perfumed beauty has been used for centuries in cooking too. They are very popular for cake decorations and paired with chocolate too. Their most acclaimed use is candied for baking and used for decorative elements in photography too.
Sunflowers have always been popular, and now they are making a huge comeback. Van Gogh certainly added to their popularity as well. In Britain, the sunflower theme was so popular with architects and designers that it was carved in stone and cast in metalwork that can still be seen across the city today.
Each Sunflower is actually composed of thousands of teeny tiny flowers. They should always be harvested in the early morning hours and not in the afternoon. There are over 70 species of Sunflower. The tallest one recorded is over 70 feet! They are also great for soaking up radiation and have been planted for that reason alone! Sunflowers were also used in cakes and various types of bread too.
Here are some of my favorite Sunflower home decor elements.
With their punky spiked blooms, Safflowers can’t help but grab your attention. The well-known safflower oil is used heavily for dressings and cooking oils. These flowers are perfect for anyplace in your home and garden and look so beautiful with their pop of color in the kitchen too!
Safflower was originally grown for the flowers and used in making red and yellow dyes for clothing and food preparation. Today this crop supplies oil, meal, birdseed, and foods although this crop is now primarily grown for the oil. Safflower oil has been shown to have a very high content of omega-6 fatty acids, it’s a beneficial type of fatty acid that our body needs and uses. It’s also great for your hair too and keeps it shiny and vibrant. This is true whether it’s applied via cosmetics or ingested directly.
This nutty-flavored beauty is very popular for use in our kitchens. It’s great as a garnish or in salads. It’s commonly found growing as a weed on the roadside and sadly goes unnoticed by many folks zooming past them. Rocket flowers have a lovely fragrant scent. They are featured in colors of white, pink and purple. The four-petaled flowers of this biennial, bloom lavishly in large from May to August of their second year.
These beauties are very easy to grow too which is perfect for those of us who lack a green thumb and they have few insect or disease problems. The young leaves, tender portions of stems, and pods are edible. They are often used as pot herbs.
This beauty is native to mountainous parts of Europe and is grown in rock beds and troughs in many parts of this country. The trumpet-shaped flowers usually come in shades of violet and purple and grow from short stalks.
The beauty and appeal of this plant lie in the intense ultramarine blue of the flat, star-like flowers. They tout five propeller-shaped petals and white throats which add elegance and charm to their blooms. The roots are used medicinally to treat weak or underactive digestive systems and as an anti-inflammatory medicine and to make a delicious distilled alcoholic beverage called gentian.
The frilly and delectable flower has become a staple in almost every arrangement we see today – and rightfully so! The Carnation is easy to grow and has a long history behind it dating back over 2000 years. Today, carnations can be found in a wide range of colors. Their meaning can express love, fascination, and distinction.
Carnations suggest pure love and good luck. The light red symbolizes admiration and the dark red represents deep love and affection. Purple Carnations often imply a fickle or capricious nature. Pink Carnations carry the greatest significance as it is said that they first appeared on earth from the Virgin Mary’s tears which make them the symbol of a mother’s undying love – a heartwarming tale indeed!
Wildly popular and worn on Mother’s Day, Teacher’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and at weddings. This hardy, sweetly fragrant flower is also the state flower of Ohio, the January birth month flower, and the given for a first wedding anniversary flower.
Carnation petals are edible and can be used to add color to salads and elegance when decorating a cake.
With a history that dates back to 15th century B.C., Chrysanthemum mythology is filled with an abundance of stories and symbolism. These beauties were cultivated in China centuries ago.
How romantic! It’s said that a single petal of this celebrated flower placed at the bottom of a wine glass will encourage a long and healthy life.
Chrysanthemums were used by Victorians to show friendship and well-wishing and Buddhists used it as offerings due to their powerful Yang energy. In China, they symbolize long life as well as good luck in the home. In Australia, they are the official flower for Mother’s Day due to their nickname “mums.”
These beauties are often used in teas, salads, and soups! They are very popular in Asian markets too.
The trumpet-shaped blooms of Nasturtium have a sweet, mildly spicy flavor and for that reason, they make a colorful garnish. They are also very easy to grow.
The peppery-tasting foliage is also edible! For those of you whole love that strong peppery taste this bloom can be ground with cheese and walnuts to make your pesto even better! It is also said that a bit of Nasturtium can be used to protect eyes from age-related macular degeneration. This is due to its high amount of lutein found in this plant.
These beauties can grow from 12 to 18 inches wide, depending on type. They attract birds too and are very low maintenance. These flowering plants make wonderful decorative borders and look charming as cut flowers in floral arrangements.
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I’m always eager to learn more about flowers every Spring. Be sure to read how I added landscape lighting to my garden and how perfectly it’s been holding up years later!
I hope you enjoyed learning about the 10 Of The Trendiest Flowers For Your Home And Garden and get to use some of them in your home and garden too!
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