Bees are in the news, so it’s totally understandable that bees and bee things should emerge as a garden trend. Recently I saw a wonderful hose pot in a garden I was visiting and have tried to no avail to find it.
Image via Miss Trixies Favorite Things
So that leads to honeycomb. Artist Laura Kramer’s crystal encrusted wasp combs were on display when I was last at ABC Carpet and Home. Once I saw them, I started seeing honeycomb patterns everywhere. I don’t think it’s just the power of suggestion…
Image via ABC Carpet and Home
Honeycomb patterns have been happening in fashion and interior design for a while so why not gardens?
It’s a small idea that can add nature’s geometry to traditional or contemporary garden styles. The pattern can apply to tiles, trellises, fabric and rugs, and even furniture. A few ideas…
Old is new, and honeycomb hexagonal terracotta tiles are right on trend. The yellow outdoor fabric sports a variation on the theme. And the turf tiles in the very bottom image of a small Paris garden via (translated) The Yellow House on the Beach are an original take on honeycomb.
If you want more ideas, I’ve assembled a Pinterest board just for honeycomb inspiration.