After the challenges of 2020, we’re all a little relieved to welcome in a new year – a fresh start. There’s no better place to start afresh than in your home garden. Immersing yourself in the solace of cultivating new life is a peaceful and rewarding activity. Are you excited to get stuck in transforming your space this year? We’ve highlighted a few gardening trends to get you started.
Our favourite trends for your home garden:
1. Getting into the garden
After a tumultuous 2020, and spending a good few months confined to our homes, many have a new-found appreciation for their gardens. Which is why, naturally, gardening is a trending topic at the moment. With nowhere else to go but the back (or front) yard, families started getting their hands dirty, and the habit has stuck. The world is full of new gardening enthusiasts ready to take their home garden to the next level and we love it. It’s a beautiful thing when a person discovers the magic of bringing bulbs to life and we hope this trend continues to gather momentum.
2. Raised flower beds
Flat landscapes are so last season. This year it’s all about height and levels. Raised flower beds add a lovely dynamic to your home garden and are perfect for those with limited outdoor space. Can you picture it, a raised trough alive with a seasonal display of blooming bulbs? We can. But besides the aesthetic appeal, raised beds are also practical, giving gardeners greater control over the soil. If you can keep your soil in good shape, nurturing your plants is a much easier task.
3. Bee-friendly plants
It’s no secret – we’d be nothing without bees. These hard-working insects play an intrinsic role in the ecosystem, helping bring life and growth to plants and creatures alike. Humans, unfortunately, have a habit of threatening bees habitats. Luckily, more and more of us are becoming aware of how valuable these buzzing pollinators are. The best news is we can do our bit to help bees flourish by making our home gardens more bee-friendly. How? By planting flowers that attract and enable bees to flourish. Hyacinths, daffodils and tulips are just a few of the seasonal bee-friendly bulbs you can find on our online store – when the time is right.
4. Balcony gardening
Another trend born from days confined to our barracks is balcony gardening. Being stuck in a flat or complex with no outside space encouraged more people to get creative when looking for their fix of greenery. No one said a garden was the only place to cultivate growth. There are plenty of ways to embrace nature a few stories up by transforming your balcony space (and even your window sills). With a bit of imagination and the right containers, you can plant flower bulbs, succulents, herbs, veggies and more on your balcony. And if you’re really confined for space, utilise the walls with a vertical garden (read how here).
5. Buying plants online
As technology continues to advance, and a year of social distancing encouraged people to change their shopping habits, more purchases are happening online. In fact, you can buy almost everything online these days, plants included. We have a wide range of seasonal flower bulbs and plants, accessories, plant care products and more. (Follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to stay up-to-date with what’s in stock.)
Now that you know what this year’s home garden trends are, you’re ready to get growing. Whether you’re planning a bee-friendly flower bed or transforming your balcony into a sea of greenery, we have a wide range of bulbs and garden products. Browse our online store and begin your 2021 on-trend.