Spring into the garden
SPRING has arrived this week people and it’s time to rejoice.
It’s also time to move with the season.
Angie Thomas, from Yates, has revealed six spring gardening trends to look out for.
1. Real indoor plants set to replace plastic
We’ll see the trend of plastic indoor plants diminish as people become more aware of the many benefits real plants bring to the indoors
Hard-to-get indoor plants such as pilea peperomioides, watermelon peperomia and variegated monstera will be the hottest indoor plants this spring.
2. More of us will ‘give it a go’ for the sake of health and environment
More people will grow their own food regardless of how much experience they have in the garden.
From planter boxes to vegie patches, we’ll see even the most novice gardeners give it a go for the positive health and environmental benefits.
3. Succulents will grow in popularity thanks to easy care
Low-maintenance succulents will be amongst the bestsellers this spring, with many gardeners grouping them together in pots and flowerbeds for a wonderful display of colours, leaf shapes and texture. For a table centrepiece with a difference, try potting small succulents such as panda plant, hensand-chicks or cacti in shallow trays or troughs, surrounded by decorative pebbles, and then get creative with your placement of candles, mini lanterns or fairy lights.
4. Creatively embracing small gardens
Homeowners and renters will increasingly find imaginative ways to create green spaces and grow plants in small spaces. From vertical gardens to hanging pots and wall planters, even the smallest of spaces will be transformed.
We’ll also see clever use of upcycled materials to grow houseplants, from teapots to jars to preloved furniture.
5. Organic gardening
This spring, we’ll see more people going organic.
Gardeners will also focus more on improving soil health by using organic fertilisers, making their own compost, encouraging earthworms and using organic mulches.
6. More green time and less screen time
As a nation we’re becoming self-aware of FOSO (fear of switching off) and this year we’ll see more Aussies switch off in favour of green time.
For more gardening inspiration, go to www.yates.com.au.
Indoor plants are getting real.