Gardening Trends Summer 2021

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Many of us may have picked up gardening during this past year while in quarantine. However, we are seeing some of these trends continue on, and for good reason.

Gardening Trends 2021

Fresh Fruits And Veggies

Growing your own fresh fruits and veggies can be beneficial. According to Harvard Health, these are just a few of the benefits of starting your own garden:

It helps you eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.You decide what kinds of fertilizers and pesticides come in contact with your food.It lets you control when to harvest your food. Vegetables that ripen in the garden have more nutrients than some store-bought vegetables that must be picked early.

Many took to growing their own foods during the pandemic, and have stuck to this habit. GardenTech provides a helpful article on the easiest fruits and veggies to grow for beginners, read it here.

Turning Your Backyard Into A Space You Love

Inspiring Outdoor Living Spaces

During the pandemic and mandatory quarantines, many of us grew to recognize just how important enjoying your space is. For many, this meant a revamp of the backyard. For those who live in areas with relatively decent weather for the majority of the year, creating a dynamic outdoor living space was essential.

Looking for some ideas for how to style your backyard? Read more here.

Bright and Bold Botanicals

After a chaotic year, why not go crazy with color? The most recent gardening trend is going bold with foliage and plants alike. Here is a list of some of the brightest options you can choose from:

Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)
Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)
Lokelani (Rosa damascena)

Blue Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)

For more colorful flower options, click here for a great resource.

Houseplants, Houseplants, and More Houseplants

Houseplants have been trending for a few years, and there is no decline in sight. Houseplants can add color, life and fun into your indoor space, as well as provide other awesome benefits. Typically the easiest house plants to care for according to bloomscape are:

Monstera PlantsSansevieriaZZ PlantSpider PlantHedgehog Aloe Aglaonemas

Read about more houseplants that are great for beginners, and easy to keep alive here

SHANE CHRISTOPHER

Nominated for Loan Officer of the Year by ASREB in 2017 and a Mortgage Loan Officer since 2013, Shane holds more than 30 years of customer sales and service career experience, Gilbert-based Shane Christopher serves as a Mortgage Advisor with Geneva Financial. He is renowned—and respected—for a hometown attitude of service with a smile and treating clients like family.