As the weather warms, many of us are thinking about our gardens! Here are some anticipated trends for 2024 to get your inspiration going…
Deep colored leaves & flowers in dark purples and reds. Think aged planters and moss covered areas. Cut flowers are beautiful and there is something even more special about knowing that you grew your own bouquet! Try Cosmos, Zinnias, & Sunflowers,& Calendula for easier to grow choices. Accent with perennial options including Peony, Calendula, Coneflowers, Delphinum, Salvia, Yarrow, Aster, Roses, Tickseed, Sweet Pea, & more! Don’t forget to add some greenery in such as ferns or even Dill whose light interesting foliage and blooms would make a beautiful contrast.
Not only are they friendly to pollinators and local insect habitats – they are best suited for their growing area and require less water and tolerate poor conditions and poor soil better.
Replacing the traditional lawn
Instead of time consuming mowing, watering, fertilizing, & weeding, homeowners are turning their lawn areas into meadows, patchworks, & functional garden spaces. Low maintenance and pollinator friendly are big reasons why we see these rising in popularity.
Houseplants began to see a resurgence in 2020 and have continued to do so. We don’t see the trend slowing down in 2024 either. In addition to the traditional benefits such as improved air quality and feelings of mental well-being – it has also become a collectors hobby with people being interested in more unusual and harder to find houseplants.
Using plants that provide food and shelter to pollinators is expected to continue to rise due as the desire to help combat declining pollinator populations surges.
Think your grandmother’s garden of roses, hydrangeas, & peonies that cue to simpler times.
We are trying to keep gardens fruitful and smaller in scale for the average homeowner by using containers, raised beds and more compact plant varieties.
Electric mowers and lawn tools as well as using tech such as smart controlled sprinklers is becoming more popular. Often saving time, money, & being easier on the environment – there is an increase in using smart technology in the yard and garden.
If any of these trends sound appealing, we encourage you to look more into them. Pinterest is a fantastic resource! We can’t wait to help you guys choose what you need for your gardening this year!