Just like fashion and home design, gardening trends continue to evolve. With the surge in interest of how to videos, lifestyle blogs, and Pinterest, both lifelong gardeners and those aspiring to be are working to achieve the latest and greatest looks in their garden.
1. Indoor Herb Gardens
Both Mason jar and hanging herb gardens are a few of the most popular options. Hanging gardens are generally hung from the ceiling or wall, and made out of various materials you would typically throw away. These types of gardens are becoming increasingly popular because they are:
- Easy to care for
- Can be used for both décor and cooking
- Take up minimal space
2. Fairy Gardens
One of the truly unique trends we’re seeing is “fairy gardens.” Their small scale size and unique accessories have earned them their name.
These gardens can be built in ceramic flower pots, tea cups, or directly in your larger garden! This is a great idea to share with kids or grandkids and encourage them to appreciate the value gardening brings to a home’s value, as well as their environment. Build tiny homes for your fairies out of bark and moss, use pebbles to create walkways, and brighten your fairy garden with small flowers that your fairies will love!
3. Unique garden structures
The use of scrap material and statement features in gardening has led to a trend in DIY garden structures that are unique to the gardener. Creating one of a kind structures such as vertical gardens, brightly colored mosaics, or vegetable garden markers, has become as important to gardening as the actual plantings.
Vertical gardens are great for small spaces like apartment buildings and inner-city yards that are famous for having minimal square footage. Some use window sill planter boxes mounted on ladder-like structures, others use plastic bottles mounted to the wall. Space saving gardens are giving more people the opportunity to brighten up the exterior of their homes and enjoy planting the food they cook with.