Happy 2023! With a new year comes new gardening possibilities, and we’re here to break down some gardening trends we think you’ll love for 2023. Read on to be inspired and choose your favorite trends to bring to your own space this year.
Unusual House Plants
Everyone loves decorating their space with house plants, but have you adopted any rare and unusual house plants yet? If not, you’re missing out! From calatheas and crotons to ZZ plants and more, there are endless options for adding unique patterns, textures and colors to your home. And with many people still working from home, there’s a continued desire to enhance the space we’re spending so much time in. Check out our collection of rare house plants for a taste of what you could bring into your pad this year!
Speaking of working from home, many are also continuing to enjoy DIY projects inside and outside of the house. From building raised garden beds to drying and preserving flowers, there’s no shortage of creative tasks to tackle when it comes to plants. And there’s nothing quite like that sense of accomplishment when you create something from scratch and can enjoy it for years to come. Our Mini Makeovers Series is the perfect example of simple, easy-to-achieve garden DIYs. See how some of our gardener friends have transformed little areas of their yards, and be inspired to start your own DIY projects!
Few things compare to a blooming cut flower garden filled with your favorite fragrances and colors for a dazzling display. And one of the best parts of a cut flower garden? You can create your own bouquets to dress up your home. As your flowers bloom, trim them to arrange in a vase as you like. You can add them to your table, showcase them by your entryway, or bring them to a friend! See which flowers you might want to enjoy in your garden and then continue admiring in your home.
Digital Gardening Tools
The digital age has done wonders for many categories, including plants! With so many resources at our fingertips, there isn’t much we can’t learn these days. From plant organization and identification tools to digital gardening journals and more, there are endless apps you can utilize to make gardening easier and more fun! Check out a few of the best apps here. There’s also plenty of online courses that offer a plethora of plant knowledge. Take a look at our educational courses and consider taking a few or all of them this year!
If you’re tight on space or just looking for a way to liven up your landscape, vertical gardening is the perfect option. With many people seeking smaller, more affordable spaces this year, building upwards can be the best solution. Adding trellises, arbors, fence shelving, living walls and more is a creative and beautiful way to add height to your space. Vertical gardening is a trend we love because it’s a great way to add style to those otherwise boring spaces. Plant some vines to climb your trellises and arbors, or create a lush living wall of greenery–there’s tons of fun options!
Who doesn’t love a fresh, healthy plot of grass? It’s easy on the eyes and adds instant curb appeal to any home. 2023 is the year for getting the lively lawn you’ve been after. And lucky for you, our Grass Seed 101 Course is here to walk you through the process, from start to finish. Learn how to choose and plant your grass seed, maintain it, troubleshoot issues and more. Even the little things like mowing and watering will go a long way. So, as you’re planting your favorite shrubs and trees this spring, definitely don’t forget to love on your lawn too!
Last, but certainly not least, eco-friendly gardening continues to be popular among plant enthusiasts, and for good reason! Whether it’s keeping a compost pile, planting a pollinator garden, incorporating native plants, avoiding harsh chemicals, or planting a Mediterranean garden that requires low water (see the Garden Styles section here), there are a myriad of ways you can enjoy your plants while benefiting the environment this year and beyond. Who doesn’t love a win-win situation?
Whether you’re already practicing some of these fun gardening trends, or want to try a new one out, gardening lends itself to so many beautiful possibilities. Maybe you’re looking for space-saving and budget friendly options, or maybe you want to finally tackle some DIY projects that have been on your list. Whatever it is, take the start of the new year as a chance to spend a little more time with your plants and get creative!
We’d love to see which gardening trends you’re leaning into this year, so be sure to tag us @FastGrowingTrees on Instagram to share all of your planting adventures!