Deck Out Your Garden in Spring’s Hottest Colors

An orange tiger lily

If you couldn’t tell by our last post about springy design motifs, we’re looking forward to getting past winter and into next season. In fact, with some of the top spring color trends already out, we thought it’d be fun to let you in on the new “in” hues and offer advice for incorporating them into your spring garden.

  • Firstly, Pantone’s 2011 Color of the Year Honeysuckle definitely lends itself to the garden since it’s named after the reddish-pink plant.
  • Orange is continuing its stint as a color in vogue, and you can add it to your garden with tiger lilies.
  • With silver and grays also in style, garden in containers like popular zinc planters.

With so many ways to bring the color trends into your garden next season, your garden could be the most fashionable one on the block. Contact or visit Marvin Gardens in Wilton, Connecticut, for great garden accessories.

Image: cbransto via Flickr

Garden-Related Motifs Show Up Throughout NYIGF

After the new florals in home design came out of Maison & Objet, we were happy to see even more garden-related interior design accessories show up at another recent and exciting design event, the New York International Gift Fair. As nice preludes to spring, birds, butterflies and even bugs were spotted as common motifs at NYIGF. Habitually Chic’s Heather Clawson did a great job covering the trends (not only for her blog, but also for national interior design magazine Elle Decor), with a myriad of examples depicting the whimsical and springy new patterns.

These butterfly paperweights from Two’s Company could keep us smiling thinking of lovely spring weather and dreaming of the gardens.

And these elegant pillows from Dransfield & Ross go to show that garden-related motifs like birds and flowers are here to stay.

If you’re planning your spring interior design and garden, contact or visit Marvin Gardens in Wilton, Connecticut, to find the perfect sophisticated accessories.

Images: 1 via Elle Decor; 2 Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

Gardens Enhance Interior Design

Most people approach their gardens separately from their home’s interior, but thinking of them in conjunction can make for some postcard-worthy views. Think about it: some of your outdoor space can be seen easily from the windows inside, so marrying the interior and exterior will be well worth it.

Design site Freshome did a great piece about maximizing indoor views with landscaping. Here’s some food for thought:

  • From inside, look out the windows to determine which views you’d hate to hide and which ones could use some sprucing up.
  • If your home has large windows, the view outside becomes a part of the interior’s wall. Don’t be matchy-matchy, but use complementary colors inside for a well-thought-out look.
  • Bring some of the outdoors in with potted plants to unify the two spaces.
  • If you want to see even more of the outdoors from your home than you can now, think about adding a sunroom.

Visit Marvin Gardens for all the garden accessories you’ll need to create beautiful indoor views with your landscaping.

Image via Freshome

Innovative Reclaimed Garden Orbs

Have you seen the orb sculptures available through Marvin Gardens? Not only are they beautiful, but they’re also green, as they’re made from recycled agricultural parts. An artist makes these sculptures as unique pieces in various interesting shapes, and the inside can even be painted a different color for extra flair.

The orbs’ diameters range between two and four feet, so they can be a great detail in your garden. In fact, we were excited to see New England Home magazine recently featured the recycled garden accessory in their E-newsletter.
Wouldn’t you love to add one of these sustainable beauties to your garden? Contact Marvin Gardens in Wilton, Connecticut, at 203-544-2020 to learn how you can bring one home with you.

And for all our updates on design and gardening tips and trends, find Marvin Gardens on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @MarvinGardensCT.

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Garden Trend: Zinc Planters

Have you heard the news? Zinc planters are a big garden trend right now, and we can see why. Not only are they attractive, but they’re also durable and can give your garden a unique contemporary vibe. Other benefits of metal planters listed over at All About Planters include their resistance to chipping, cracking and breaking as well as their beautiful look, which only continues over time. In fact, they often acquire a pretty patina as they “age.” Want some eye candy? Here are a few neat zinc planters we spotted around the web:

As we mentioned earlier this week, Marvin Gardens will participate in two flower shows in March, displaying and selling our great home and garden accessories. As zinc planters are growing in popularity, our custom-made ones will be a highlight at both shows. Come and check them out!

Images: Terrapin Trading Co. via, Ferro Zinc Planter via,

Marvin Gardens Participating in Upcoming Flower Shows

Marvin Gardens has a busy month coming up soon! In March, we’re participating in the Philadelphia Flower Show, and then we’ll head straight over to Boston for the Boston Flower Show. So why are we participating in these two shows back-to-back? We’re excited to showcase our cool and eclectic home and garden accessories and design. Custom-made zinc planters and living walls will be highlights and available for sale at both shows—great, affordable pricing, and a cool and unique effect indoors or outdoors.

Be sure to check back to the Marvin Gardens blog for more details and information later. We just wanted to give you a quick heads up because we hope to see you at these events! The Philadelphia Flower Show will take place March 6-13, and the Boston show will be March 16-20, so mark your calendars! And if you don’t want to wait, stop by our Connecticut store today to view our unique home and garden accessories.

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The Beauty of Vertical Gardens

Scoot over potted plants because a new type of indoor flora is becoming increasingly popular in interior design: vertical garden walls. For the ultimate way to bring the outdoors in, take a look at this beautiful custom vertical garden wall we spotted over at Urban Gardens.

Especially during the wintertime, it’s easy to get glum looking outside only to see no leaves on the trees and only rare glimpses of greenery. Well, we don’t know about you, but we at Marvin Gardens would get cheered up every time we saw a pretty and luscious plant-filled wall brightening up our indoor spaces.  How do you feel about this vertical garden wall trend? Would you add one in your home?

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