The Top 8 Predicted Gardening Trends For 2021
Today I’ll be taking you through the top 8 predicted gardening trends for 2021.
2020 was the year where more people took up gardening and growing their own produce than ever before, and it looks to continue throughout 2021!
Balcony gardening is set to be top of the list, with those in the city looking for creative ways to embrace nature and continue their newfound passion for gardening. There are so many creative ways to bring your balcony to life with beautiful floral arrangements, or you can even grow many different herbs, fruits and vegetables in a small space. Leafy greens are easy to grow in any plant pot and lots of vegetables can be grown in deep containers.
You can find so much inspiration online for making your balcony space functional and beautiful.
Another trend for 2021 gardening is the wild garden! This past year many people have been seeking out the knowledge of how they can do their part in reducing their individual impact on the environment. You may have read one of our previous blog posts mentioning this, but a great thing you can do is leave a patch of your garden wild. This involves leaving a section of your garden unattended and you’ll create a perfect spot for hedgehogs, bees, butterflies and more.
You can also have a patch of your garden where you sow wildflower seeds, once grown this will be perfect for bees!
2021 will be all about making the most of the outside space you do have and coming up with amazing creations to make the most of your space. Even tiny gardens deserve to flourish! Plants perfect for tiny spaces are long-flowering perennials and climbers. Make the most of your space by growing vertically, and think of it as an outdoor room, a continuation of your home. Just like your home it needs a lot of careful thinking and planning to make the most of every inch!
With more of us spending more time in our homes than ever in 2020 a huge percentage of people took the time to landscape their gardens. Producing beautiful outdoor living spaces that were cosy and flowed from your indoor space to your outside space so one naturally flows into the other. Of course, this is a trend that is expected to continue throughout 2021.
Window Sill Gardening
Window sill gardening will become increasingly popular in 2021. Especially for those that do not have any kind of outdoor space. Growing on the windowsill gives these people the chance to grow their own produce to use in the kitchen. Herbs, chilli, kale, spinach, peppers and onions are all great options that you could grow on your windowsill!
White or Grey Gardens
It’s no surprise with how popular white or grey colour schemes, or even both, are when it comes to interiors in recent years, that this would then expand to our outside spaces. Bright white furniture and flowers will become increasingly popular with more and more of us trying to turn our outdoor spaces into somewhere that reminds us of being on holiday!
Grey is one of the most popular colours that we use in the home, so it was only a matter of time before it made its way outside also. It has become and will continue to be a very popular colour for patio slabs, fences, gravel, garden path, benches and sheds etc.
Raised Garden Beds
Raised garden beds really are amazing for all kinds of reasons! You can control your soil better, care for your plants much easier, not to mention the benefits for anyone who struggles with kneeling on the ground for long periods of time. Having a raised bed that is at a level that is comfortable for you when standing or sitting on a chair gives elderly people the chance to do something they love but that they had to stop because their body couldn’t physically do it anymore.
Last but not least permaculture gardening is going to become increasingly popular, it is a holistic approach to gardening, its an excellent way to grow your own food and use what nature gives you to make it happen. You use the natural forces, the wind, the sun and water to provide food, shelter and water and everything else your garden needs besides the initial plants and seeds. Another benefit is that it is all done with the least amount of labour and without destroying the land!