Top Garden Trends to look out for in 2019
- By Yuccabe Italia
Jan 19, 2019
Some garden techniques are always in style. But each year, there are certain plant varieties, garden accents and plant varieties that are always in the forefront, more so than others. For example, 2018 saw a lot of fire pits, living walls, and community gardens. So here are some trends that green thumbs can wait for in 2019. And who knows, some of these trends might even stick around for the long run. Here’s our take on the top garden trends for 2019:
- Ferns as houseplants: If 2018 was the year of the monstera (Swiss cheese plant), 2019 is definitely the year of the fern. There are dozens of types of ferns, each with delicate leaves and a rounded shape—and they can be grown inside as a houseplant. Ferns' ruffled foliage adds texture and green color to any corner of a room. As if you needed another reason to try this trend, these houseplants are actually known to help purify the air in your home.
- Gardening in the moonlight: Do you struggle to figure out when to plant your fruits and veggies? The moon just might be your answer. Science suggests that, just like its effect on the tides, the moon as has an effect on soil moisture. This can make a huge difference in the success of planting crops. Not only that, but the phase of the moon has also been thought to affect the best harvest time. Look to the sky for some guidance, and you may end up with stronger fruits and veggies in your garden.
- Fun and Colorful Foliage: Don't be surprised if you're seeing more striped and polka-dotted plants on your Instagram feed in 2019. Insane colors and textures in plants are on the rise, and we're here for it. Coleus has always added color and texture to the garden, but more people are exploring begonias, lungwort, and heuchera. Colorful foliage is also seeing a rise in popularity—look for plum, red, chartreuse, and orange leaves for pigment in the garden.
- DIY Greenhouse kits: If you are itching for a greenhouse but feel nervous to take the leap, 2019 may be your year. Instead of buying a pre-made greenhouse or paying someone to build one, assemble your own greenhouse kit and customize it how you want—plus, it's cheaper! Most kits can be assembled in a day and come in different shapes and sizes. You can also add greenhouse accessories like an irrigation system, built-in shelving, and weatherproof flooring.
- Smart Gardening: Robots are taking over your green space and doing the jobs you hate doing. Inventions like the Tertill weed-whacker and MowBot self-control lawn mowers are higher in demand and take the busy work out of caring for your garden. We're also seeing a rise in hydroponic indoor gardens and garden apps that help with landscape design, plant identification, and more.
These garden ideas and techniques are sure to bloom just like your garden if you incorporate them. Be sure to go over some of these ideas to get the best out of your garden.