Along with TikTok, at-home fitness, baking almond bread, making gelato by hand, and gardening have also experienced an unprecedented surge in popularity in 2020. It seems like self-isolation has inspired everyone to return to the roots by connecting with nature and of course starting a garden.
9 Beautiful Gardening Trends Expected in 2021
The good news is that gardening can be done whether at the backyard, on the balcony, or even indoors. The expert has analyzed that there are over 100 different garden-related hashtags on Instagram for growing in popularity and set to big in 2021. To help inspire you, here 9 beautiful gardening trends to be expected in 2021.
1. Balcony Garden
If you are lacking space where you can’t share a garden, but if you still have a balcony or patio, you’re still lucky. Balconies or patios make the perfect space for a garden. You just have to know what to do with space.
It’s best to choose hardy plants like rosemary, lavender, salvia, heavenly bamboo (nandina), Japanese maple, and snake plant for the balcony garden. They can tolerate a bit of sun and wind, so you will not have any trouble handling it.
Smart Tips! Keep plants in pots that are easy to move. However, it’s all depending on which way your balcony faces, you may need to move your plants around to chase the sun.
2. Wild Garden
Embrace a more natural aesthetic in your garden with a low-maintenance approach. If you’re willing to create a wild garden opt for wildlife-friendly plants, open flowers that attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinating insects, native grasses and vines, and also creepers that ramble over fences or walls. Creating a wild garden all about letting nature run its course.
3. Inside Outside Garden
Inside outside gardens are expected in 2021 where according to Love The Garden, the inside-outside garden trend is all about creating flow from the inside space to your outdoor space. This garden should feel like an extension of the home. Therefore, the interior and exterior design must work in harmony.
Choose plants that work both indoors and out, including ferns, potted palms, peace lily, and succulents. Additionally, vertical gardens are another excellent way to blur the line between indoors and out.
4. Tiny Garden
For those who worry about space, don’t panic, even the smallest outdoor space can be transformed into a lush oasis. You can use your a small courtyard, balcony, or petite patch of grass, by utilizing vertical space. The key is to use green walls, choosing versatile furniture, and avoiding clutter, you can create a tranquil tiny garden to escape to. Then, select potted plants that won’t take over such as, bromeliads and succulents, ferns, potted palms, culinary herbs, and native shrubs.
5. Raised Garden Bed
Start your 2021 with a raised garden. And in 2020 it’s almost anywhere, whether on top of a concrete slab, in a corner of the garden, or even on an old kitchen trolley – as long as it’s in a place that gets plenty of sunlight, you’re good to go! Also, you can build your own raised vegetable garden bed from timber, just ensure that the type of wood you select hasn’t been treated with toxic chemicals.
6. Permaculture Garden
If you’re looking for ways to be more sustainable at home, practicing permaculture principals in the garden is a great place to start. Permaculture gardening means permanent agriculture (Love The Garden). This kind of garden defined as working with natural forces – wind, sun, and water – to provide food, shelter, water, and whatever else your garden needs. Choose annual vegetables such as tomatoes, peas, beans, squash, and capsicums.
7. White Garden
If you prefer a pared-back and classic aesthetic in the garden, go for a white and green color scheme. It’s always easy to see why white flowers always a favorite as its clean, fresh, and beautiful look works great when paired with any other color.
For a white garden, consider choosing a dark backdrop, varying up the foliage and changing up shapes and sizes, repeating form, and finally adding some eye-catching white flowers to fill the space.
8. Windowsill Garden
If you live in an apartment or another small dwelling, a windowsill may be the only place you can successfully grow anything. A windowsill garden is perfect for growing herbs. It’s also good for pots of flowering annuals that can be swapped out at the end of each season.
9. Grey Garden
It may sound a little silly or drab when you hear a grey garden. However, it’s the perfect way to create a modern-minimalist outdoor aesthetic. From patio paving, fence paint, gravel, and even outdoor furniture, grey is the way to go. Choose the inclusion of silver foliaged plants to create the look and. And if you want to add a pop of color, opt for purple flowers, and foliage that will complement a grey color scheme.