The Gardening Trends of 2023 You’ll Want to Prepare For
As we move out of the holiday season and into the new year, it’s time to start thinking about what your spring season is going to look like. Here are some of the top trends to watch out for in 2023.
Patterns are in this year. You can already find this trend in clothing, home décor, flooring, and wallpaper, but patterns will be coming to the garden, as well. The same pleasure we get out of contrasting and complimentary colors and shapes can be found in the garden by combing plants and flowers of different colors, shapes, and sizes in creative ways, whether in backyard containers or planted in the front yard along the porch or walkway.
As we’ve mentioned before, water shortages and restrictions, along with an increasing concern for the environment, have some people rethinking their perfectly manicured lawns. Look for more creative—and more sustainable—uses of that space in 2023. Rock gardens, ponds, wildlife gardens, and native plants are all ways homeowners will look to creatively and sustainably beautify their properties this year.
Another sustainable trend that could take off in 2023 is composting. It’s easier than ever for people looking to both reduce waste and produce their own fertilizer to begin composting. Consumers should know that they don’t need a lot of space for composting. In addition to big backyard tumblers, stock smaller countertop compost bins for apartment dwellers or people with less space.
Wait, weren’t houseplants the big gardening trend of 2022? And 2021? And 2020, for that matter? Yes, yes, and yes. A new generation of plant lovers took root during the pandemic, and their love of houseplants is here to stay. Just as Millennials became not pet owners but “pet parents,” Millennial and Gen Z houseplant afficionados sometimes fancy themselves plant parents, and they love taking care of their babies. Home became a refuge during the pandemic, and with remote work becoming permanent for many desk-bound workers, houseplants are a great way for them to create a beautiful and uplifting atmosphere in the home office.
The home has been our sanctuary from the chaos and stress of the world these past few years. These 2023 gardening trends are all about creating a beautiful, relaxing present while also preserving the future.