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TRENDS WE LOVE: A look at outdoor trends for 2014.

Everyone knows that trends come and go, and this is true in the gardening world as well. Whether you’re looking to make a change in your outdoor or indoor space, or you’re just curious about what’s hot for 2014, we’ve got the inside scoop on what’s trending 2014. This year, the color Radiant Orchid is the new black, growing herbs is chic, coastal living and vintage themes are all the rage. And, blurring the line between indoors and outdoors is more apparent than ever! Get ready to see these new trends in 2014:

Embrace rustic elements using zinc, teak, concrete, birch, glass, burlap and reclaimed wood. We can't get enough of these nature-inspired finishes that add a chic style to the home and garden. This spring, you'll see a lot of these materials used in pots, plant tags, indoor and outdoor decor, and other accents. Get ready for vintage chic, you're going to love it!

Herb is the word for 2014! Grow herbs indoors and out to spice up dining and decor. Whether you're cooking, infusing oils, making perfume or just enjoying the aroma, herbs are some of the most versatile plants in the garden. They are also perfect addition to a small space garden as you can grow one or ten successfully. Create an herb garden outdoors using raised beds and containers. And, don't forget to bring these plants indoors. Not only do indoor herb gardens look great as decor, but you'll love the convenience of snipping off fresh herbs while your cooking.

Capture the calm and serenity of the coast. Incorporate shades of blue and coastal motifs such as coral, oyster shells, anchors, star fish and more. This theme will inspire you to incorporate the coast in your home. The options are endless from lamps to cushions to pottery and even furniture. In the past, people have reserved coastal style to waterfront home or the beach, but now we are seeing this style used everywhere. You don't have to live on the water to enjoy the feel it brings you!

Take the outdoors in and the indoors out. Create spaces that blend seamlessly to extend your outdoor living space. Blending indoor and outdoor spaces is a continuing trend in 2014. Try using outdoor furniture on a sunporch or in your kitchen or creating large windows that bring the outdoors in visually. Also, extend your outdoor spaces using fire pits, outdoor fireplaces with mantles and even outdoor kitchens. The possibilities are endless.

Color of the Year: RADIANT ORCHID
Prepare to see this harmonious blend of fuchsia, purple and pink everywhere this year. It is said to inspire confidence and the color represents great joy, love and heath. The purple and pink tones give us a flexible color palette to work with from pink and violet pastels to deep purples and bright fuchsias. There is certainly no lack of plants that fall into this color category, so make room for this color in your garden.

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