Gardening trends for 2015

Gardening Trends I’m watching:

  • edible landscaping
  • community gardens
  • CSAs 
  • eating more locally grown produce
  • sharing more produce with food pantries and friends
  • heirloom seeds (instead of hybrid GMO seeds)
  • seed gathering
  • seed starting 
  • native plants
  • pollinator gardening (butterflies, bees, and birds) 
  • insect hotels
  • birdbaths and shallow dishes for butterflies
  • water features (fountains ponds, waterfalls,..)
  • rain management (rain barrels, rain gardens, rain chains…)
  • xeriscaping (utilizing drought tolerant plants and water-conserving techniques) 
  • succulents
  • less lawn
  • rock gardens
  • planning and designing to adapt to changing climate conditions-more volatility & extreme conditions
  • composting
  • replacing chemicals with more environmental-friendly options
  • vertical gardening
  • container gardening
  • miniature and fairy gardens
  • terrariums
  • bee keeping 
  • raising chickens
  • repurposed garden art 
  • wind spinners
  • gardens used as extension to living space of home
  • outdoor kitchens
  • Little Free Libraries