Frog on green lily pad with pink flower.  These 2020 Garden Trends Make Great Resolutions.

These 2020 Garden Trends Make Great Resolutions

Trends can be a bit exhausting.  The compulsive need to have the  latest cabinet color or the rattan purse Anna Wintour is telling me I  must have – even though it will be out of fashion by the end of summer.   Gardening trends, though, are much more forgiving.  They are ideas and  actions that we can keep expanding.

These trends are much more than a color or even a style.  They are  a concept that keeps growing and does incredible things for our  well-being and our environment.

Here are 7 of the biggest Gardening Trends for 2020.  Anna Wintour approved, I’m sure.

1 – Relaxation and peace gardens. Create low  maintenance spaces that serve as your private oasis. Take some time in  this fast-paced world to slow down and literally smell the roses. You  take care of so many – be sure to take care of yourself.

2 – Grow your own. Farm-to-table can’t get any  closer than your own backyard.  But growing your own doesn’t mean you  have to have a garden. Many new varieties of fruit and vegetables are  often created for smaller areas and can blend beautifully into your  existing landscape.

Fruiting blueberry shrub in yellow-gold container next to table and chair.
Photo Courtesy Bushel & Berry

3 – Outdoor kitchens & living spaces. Homeowners love the idea of extending their living space into the outdoors. Your second home can be right in your back yard.

4 – Vertical gardening. Urban areas, as well as  some suburban spaces, have limited yard space. Thinking beyond vines,  homeowners are gardening up with living walls.

Plants growing up the side of an apartment building.

5 – Frogs.  Yes, frogs are being added to the  bee, bird, and butterfly list – and a healthy garden celebrates and  supports all these wonderful creatures! This year, consider adding a  pond or small water feature to your garden.

Frog on green lily pad with pink flower.

6 – Sustainable gardening.   We love that this  trend is becoming more of a norm. Simply choosing natural methods of  pest control, supporting local pollinators, or composting help to create  healthier environments from the ground up.

7 – Houseplants.  This ever-growing trend is  producing many proud #plantparents, and we love it! Though we may focus  on the outdoors, no one can deny that bringing plants indoors helps to  reduce stress and allows people to connect with nature – all without  breaking a sweat!

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