Garden trends can be beneficial to gardeners of all levels of experience. By keeping up with current trends, you can stay informed on the latest products and techniques that can take your gardening game to the next level. Gardening trends also provide helpful guidance on how to get the most out of your space and make your gardens look unique and stylish.
After exploring many resources including gardening magazines, following garden influencers on social media, as well as attending garden shows we came up with seven trends for this year:
According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), composting is nature’s way of recycling. It is one of the easiest ways to reduce your trash, build healthy soil, and can be your contribution to reducing climate change. Composting is an integral part of sustainable living, and it is a great way to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. It also helps to reduce the number of greenhouse gases emitted from landfills, as organic matter decomposes without oxygen and produces methane gas. Composting also reduces water pollution by reducing the need for fertilizers that would otherwise be washed away into rivers and lakes. In short, composting is an essential part of helping our environment stay healthy and clean. There are many great composters on the market that you can use outdoors or have in your kitchen. Learn more about Composting Your Food Scraps.
Cutting Garden Flowers
At recent trade shows, breeders are showing beautiful flowers to grow in your cutting garden. Growing your own flowers is a great way to add beauty and color to your home or garden. With a cutting garden, you can have fresh flowers on demand, and enjoy the pleasure of arranging them in bouquets or decorations. It’s also a great way to add variety to your existing garden, with plants that may not be available in stores. Having your own cutting garden saves money because you don’t need to buy expensive flower arrangements from the florist, and it’s also easy to maintain and keep healthy. A cutting garden can provide many benefits for anyone who loves gardening and appreciates the beauty of fresh-cut flowers. You can even do this if you have a small urban garden. Find out about Flowers You Can Try In Your Cutting Garden.
Drought Tolerant Gardening
Creating a drought-tolerant garden is a great way to conserve water, reduce your environmental footprint, and add beauty to your landscape. Drought-tolerant plants require less water than other types of plants and can survive lower levels of moisture. They are also resilient in the face of extreme weather conditions such as heat, heavy rain, and drought. Planting drought-tolerant flowers, shrubs, trees, succulents, and grasses can result in a beautiful garden that requires minimal maintenance. By using efficient irrigation methods such as drip irrigation or soaker hoses you can also save time and money on watering your garden. With the right combination of plants, you can create a lush oasis despite the dry conditions! Remember just because your garden is drought tolerant, it does not mean you can’t have color. Read about 8 Colorful Flowers For A Drought Tolerant Garden.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a rise in interest in growing your own food. Edible gardening is a fantastic way to experience the joy of growing your own food. Not only can you save money by growing your own fruits and vegetables but getting the satisfaction of harvesting them yourself is an incredible feeling. An edible garden also provides a great opportunity for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint and live more sustainably. Plus, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing exactly what went into producing the food you eat. With an edible garden, you get to enjoy fresh and delicious produce year-round! This trend has also contributed to an increase and interest in growing organic food. An edible garden is another trend you can enjoy even if you have small spaces or if you want to grow them indoors. Breeders have developed specific smaller plants to grow in your kitchen.
According to Katie Dubow of Garden Media Group, Greek-inspired gardens are in vogue. The main purpose of this type of garden is to bring a sense of tranquility and beauty to an otherwise mundane space. This type of garden combines elements from nature, including plants and trees, with features from classical architecture such as columns, arches, and mosaics. When designing a Greek garden, there are several important elements to consider. These include greenery, water features, sculptures, and other architectural elements. With careful planning, you can create a beautiful outdoor space that recreates the tranquil atmosphere of ancient Greece. Katie reveals some of the key plants to include are hardy, water-wise succulents, boxwood, and roses. Also, try Agapanthus flowers and the current “it” plant, an Olive tree.
Return Of Victorian Garden
With the popularity of the show Bridgerton on Netflix, there is interest in this type of garden. It is characterized by its lush and formal plantings, intricate pathways, and attractive landscaping. The elements of a Victorian garden include an abundance of flowering plants and shrubs, as well as intricate paths and walkways. Other popular features include pergolas, trellises, fountains, ponds, statuary, and even gazebos or pavilions for entertaining guests. In addition to plants, a variety of furniture pieces can be placed throughout the garden to create inviting seating areas for visitors. With the combination of carefully planned landscaping elements such as these, a Victorian garden can become an attractive retreat to enjoy for years to come. Plants often used in this type of garden include many favorites, some of which you might also find in a cottage garden, they include hollyhocks, hydrangeas, lilacs, and roses. With structures like pergolas and a trellis consider adding a clematis vine. The colors typically used in this type of garden are pinks, blues, purple, and white.
Garden education is crucial in helping people become more aware of their environment and develop a better understanding of the natural world. It can help us understand how plants grow, what nutrients they need, and how to best care for them. Garden education also teaches us the importance of maintaining a healthy ecosystem and preserving resources by using sustainable gardening practices. Gardening can help us build relationships with neighbors and create community gardens that unite people. Through garden education, we can learn to appreciate nature more and be better stewards of our planet.
Cutting Garden Flowers courtesy of Ball Seed.