Whether it's enjoying garden-to-table meals or sharing great new plant finds, people are naturally drawn to plants. Besides beautifying our homes and gardens, plants play a vital role in our health and well-being. They elicit powerful positive emotions, revive neighborhoods, and influence everything from what we eat to life's milestones.
Some hot trends:
1. “Pop-up” gardens. More people than ever are creating little garden oases wherever they can find a patch of earth. They're planting shrubs, flowers, and edibles on balconies, in alleys, on street parklets — even in abandoned buildings.
2. Eco-scaping. From rocks in the garden to rocks in the living room, nature's influence can be found both indoors and out. Many people want their gardens and their homes to be sanctuaries of tranquility, reflecting their ideal concept of nature. Beauty and sustainability are key. People want the beauty of a colorful garden with easy, low-maintenance plants.
3. Conscious consumption. According to a recent survey, 83 percent of consumers still want to see more brands, products and companies that support worthy causes. The focus has shifted from "me" to "we" — and more people consider our earth and each other in their buying decisions.
4. Water watchers. There is no single issue greater than water and its conservation. The call is for plants, flowers and vegetables that can thrive with less water. Soil amendments are considered by many scientists to be the "black gold" for gardening. Its high carbon content and porous nature help soil retain water and nutrients, saving gardeners time and money. Hydroponic gardening is hot, allowing plants to grow year-round in nutrient rich solutions that actually use less water.
5. Color Full. Neon colors, pop art and color blocking are influencing garden designs. From Tangerine Tango, the new Pantone color of the year, to deep purples and soothing greens, colors are all over the landscape. Rich, gem colors create your own personal piece of paradise.
Beautiful plants and gardens can make your home truly distinctive and can add to your home’s overall appeal and family enjoyment. Count on the experts at Campbell's Gardens to make it happen for you! We value your business and take pride in offering the highest level of customer service. Call us today for more information or to get started on your garden paradise!