Azusa, California – Gardens are becoming so much more than just beautiful spaces. They’re now a place for socializing, relaxation, or a space to recharge. A recent survey from Monrovia found that more than 35% of homeowners feel that gardening is good for their mental health and well-being. That connection between mental health and gardening is a developing wellness garden trend.
“Nearly 30% of those we surveyed said they strongly believe that gardening allows them to ‘just be,’” says Katie Tamony, chief marketing officer at Monrovia. We are seeing a trend where gardeners are designing spaces that reflect their personal wellness needs. That can be anything from a social space to energize creativity, warm and welcoming outdoor rooms or a calming, private area to escape the noise and stress of everyday life.”
One of the first steps to designing a wellness gardening is choosing the right plant colors. Monrovia is offering a few tips for choosing a color palette to match your wellness needs.
Refreshing and Refined
Interior designers have long relied on green hues to convey relaxation. The Refreshing and Refined palette matches soothing greens with elegant whites to create a cool and calming garden area.
Seaside Serenade® Cape Lookout Hydrangea
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If you’re looking to create a happy garden space, the Confetti palette offers cheery colors that lift your mood. Bright pinks, energizing yellows and pops of fresh purple sit on a backdrop of earthy greens.
Evolution™ Embers™ Sparks Coneflower
Warm and welcoming colors make you want to linger longer in the garden. The Sunny Day palette does just that, inviting you to settle in for a comforting and connecting stay. Golden yellows, charming chartreuse, warm browns and brighter greens are the perfect combination.
Sunbelievable™ Brown Eyed Girl Sunflower
Looking for more color palette concepts? Download Monrovia’s exclusive Shades of Beautiful guidebook for ideas, insights, and story ideas. Feel free to share it with your readers: https://go.monrovia.com/shades-of-beautiful-guide.
Visit your local garden center or Monrovia.com for more inspiration and information.
Watch our Pursuit of Beauty video or access our 2022 Distinctive Plants Guide for more inspiration.
Inspired by the beauty of plants, gardens, and landscapes everywhere, Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. founded Monrovia in 1926 to be a premier grower of shrubs and trees. Monrovia collaborates with plant breeders around the world to introduce improved plant varieties to North America. Monrovia plants flourish once planted to beautify gardens and landscapes. Please visit Monrovia.com to learn more.