Gardening is cool! Over the last few years, gardening, as a pastime has become quite popular, especially with the Millennial Generation (18-34 year olds). Whether people are living in apartments or houses, they are making an effort to garden. To many, it has become a way of life. Gardening is a great way to relieve stress, get active, learn new skills, add beauty to your home and help the environment.
Here are the latest gardening trends for 2013:
- Sustainability. It has been increasingly popular to live a greener, more sustainable lifestyle. People are growing their own food and even raising chickens in their backyards! Beginners can start off with a herb garden. Herbs, like thyme, basil and lavender, are easy to grow. All you need is a sunny window!
- Grass free lawns. Grass is over rated. Don’t waste your time and resources lawns. Grow beautiful wildflowers, instead! Imagine looking out your window and seeing a gorgeous field of flowers, instead of a lifeless lawn.
- Old-fashioned flowers. As much as gardeners love new flower varieties, old fashioned flowers like antique roses, and hollyhocks are still coveted, especially for their intoxicating fragrances. Old-fashioned flowers have also become popular with brides.
- Drought-tolerant plants. In a effort to help the environment, gardeners are choosing to grow plants that don’t require a lot of water. Drought-tolerant plants, like succulents and ornamental grasses, will be especially popular this year.
- Air plants. These low-maintenance, easy to grow plants are chic and modern. Everyone will want them in their homes!