10 Of The Trendiest Flowers For Your Home And Garden
Whether decorating your home or perking up your garden, adding an array of beautiful flowers can make all the difference in your space. Of course, certain flowers trend every year, and they make beautiful home decor elements.
Below, you’ll find a list of ten of the trendiest flowers, and fall in love with them all!
Why Not Enjoy Some Of The Trendiest Flowers For Your Home And Garden?
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. Testing them without knowing about them can make you very sick!
I’m always excited to learn about the trendiest flowers 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? Of course, you can use lavender in baking too. 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.
Borage is also known as the starflower. However, you can use Borage, either a fresh vegetable or a dried herb! Moreover, it has a cucumber-like taste like a new vegetable and featured in salads or garnish. And it also has a lot of medicinal uses too. It was also a significant placebo and seemed to work well on the hypochondriac.
In addition, you can use it 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. Of course, you can plant Borage seeds and watch them bloom in all their beauty in your garden.
Viola is always an excellent addition to any home or garden. It was interesting that some species are perennial plants while others are annual plants. There are a few are small shrubs too. Often, we tend to confuse them 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 featured in some perfumes too.
For centuries this petite and slightly perfumed beauty in cooking. They are trendy for cake decorations and paired with chocolate too. Their most acclaimed use is candied for baking and used for decorative elements in photography. Viola seeds make beautiful gardens and the colors are always vibrant.
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 they carved them in stone and cast in metalwork. Of course, you can plant Sunflower seeds and enjoy multiple varieties.
Each Sunflower composes of thousands of teeny tiny flowers. And typically 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 having people plant them for that reason alone! Folks use them cakes and various types of bread too.
With their punky spiked blooms, Safflowers can’t help but grab your attention. The well-known safflower oil is great 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 initially 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 now primarily grown for oil. And Safflower oil has 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 and keeps it shiny and vibrant.
This nutty-flavored beauty is trendy for use in our kitchens. It’s excellent as a garnish or in salads. However, you can find it commonly growing like a weed on the roadside. And sadly goes unnoticed by many folks zooming past them. Rocket flowers have a lovely fragrant scent. It also has beautiful colors like 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 effortless 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, delicate portions of stems and pods are edible. You can also find them used as potherbs.
This beauty of Gentiana is native to mountainous parts of Europe and grows 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, adding elegance and charm to their blooms. The roots have use medicinally to treat weak or underactive digestive systems, anti-inflammatory medicine, and 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! Carnations are easy to grow and have a long history dating back over 2000 years. Today, you can see them in 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. Also, it is said that they first came to earth from the Virgin Mary’s tears. Interestingly, this makes 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 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 flowers always make lovely gifts, especially on Mothers Day.
Carnation petals are edible. And can be used to add color to salads and elegance when decorating a cake.
Chrysanthemum mythology has an abundance of stories and symbolism with a history that dates back to the 15th century B.C—and cultivated in China centuries ago. How romantic! Some say that a single petal of this celebrated flower at the bottom of a wine glass encourages a long and healthy life.
Victorians used chrysanthemums to show friendship and well-wishing, and Buddhists used them as offerings due to their powerful Yang energy. In China, they symbolize long life and good luck in the home. They are the official flower for Mother’s Day in Australia due to their nickname “mums.” You can use these beauties in teas, salads, and soups! They are trendy 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 straightforward to grow.
The peppery-tasting foliage is also edible! You can grind this bloom with cheese and walnuts for those of you who love that peppery solid taste. And it makes your pesto even better! You can also use a bit of Nasturtium to protect your eyes from age-related macular degeneration. This is due to the high amount of lutein found in this plant.
Depending on the type, these beauties can grow from 12 to 18 inches wide. 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. When it comes to the trendiest flowers, we adore each one!
It’s always exciting discovering the trendiest flowers and learn new facts about them too.
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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 use some of them in your home and garden too!
My Dad liked to buy carnations because they last so long and I have to agree about that. I did not know about eating these different flowers and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the different flowers with so many I did not ever know about too. Love it.
Thanks so much for all the interesting and useful information. I learned a lot about these flowers. Your such a wonderful well of information.
Yes, they do last long, your dad was so right. Thanks Sue. Glad you enjoyed learning about them. I was surprised too! Hope you are having a great weekend!
Thank you Anj. I appreciate your kind words. I love learning about all the different flowers and see what’s trending now. I love how you can eat them too! Have a great weekend doll.
OooooEeeeee these are all gorgeous Carolann, except for the carnations – I’m not a big fan, sorry ;-) What I really enjoyed about your selection though is that you included some teeny tiny flowers that we normally skip over because the plants get used for their leaves. So many people forget to appreciate all their gorgeous flowers. Pinned coz I just discovered how awesome your blog is and I love your post.
LOL I’m not a huge fan of carnations either, to be honest. But, they are making a comeback as it seems and they are cheap lol. Oh gosh, I adore flowers so much. I get so much joy from them. I love undiscovered flowers best of all. Even floral weeds can have such amazing beauty. Thanks so much for stopping by. You made my day with your lovely comment and thanks so much for pinning! xo
Lavender has many benefits, But planting it and making it blossom is an entirely different thing. It takes a good gardener to make a Lavender shrub blossom. But having one in your Garden is a great achievement.
I adore my lavender shrub. It is hard to grow and needs attention but I’m thrilled with it. Thank you Brandon
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