- INCLUDING UNEXPECTED ELEMENTS IN YOUR ARRANGEMENTS
Although specimens like sticks, leaves, fruits are not traditionally used in arrangements, they have become more and more popular in the floral design world. And you may already have something unique which can truly reflect the season right in your own backyard. If yes, we believe that stepping outside and looking at your green plants is a refreshing pursuit that is good for your soul.
- INCLUDING FOOD IN LANDSCAPES OF ALL SIZES
Growing food is not a new trend; however, it seems that consumers are now more and more interested in where their food comes from and how it has been grown. And the ability to grow your own food is not limited to any people, even ones with acres of land because gardeners find that they can grow a surprising amount of food in just limited space.
If you want to try growing food but don’t think you have the room, consider:
- Adding a pot on your front or back porch.
- Researching ornamental edibles which you can combine in your current planting design.
- Hanging planters in front of a kitchen window or from your home’s eaves.
- Planting herbs on your walls with a vertical planter which can be mounted indoors or out.
- GIVING BACK WITH GARDENS
Homeowners have become increasingly aware that their gardens have the potential to be more than a land plot that is pretty to look at. There are a variety of ways to give back with your garden, for example:
- Find the way to make your garden a Certified Wildlife Habitat to benefit wildlife and then inspire your neighbors to do the same.
- Share your fresh products with your neighbors or donate them to your local food bank to foster a sense of community.
- Use natural ways instead of weeds and control garden pests such as grubs and Japanese beetles.
- Include plants which attract pollinators like butterflies.
- Design your garden with wildlife in mind.