There are some exciting gardening trends predicted for 2019. Each year Garden Media, a company that researches global consumer trends, releases some eye-opening findings related to gardening, landscape design and green living. (photo right, Andrea Ruggs)
This year’s report covers a wide range of themes. Not surprisingly, low maintenance landscapes continue to be a priority. In addition to incorporating more no-fuss, long-lived plants, homeowners want hardscaping that doesn’t require repair after a short amount of time and pavers that don’t need to be cleaned constantly. These are just a few of the items mentioned.
Other focal points included foodscaping – growing more edibles in the landscape, containers, and hanging baskets as well as indoors as houseplants. Consumers also want weather-resistant, quality outdoor furniture that will last and can be passed on. Even floral design made it into the trends report with an emphasis on including unusual elements in gorgeous arrangements.(photo Saxton Holt)
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