Gardening Trends for 2016

Gardening Trends for 2016 in Kitchener and WaterlooAre you wondering how to switch up your gardens this year?

Here’s how Greenway can help you keep up with the top gardening trends:

Naturalistic Gardens – The days of continual maintenance of a perfect garden are gone. With people living busier lives, the trend is to naturalize gardens with wild flowers, native grasses and larger plantings of flowers which will spread over the years. Lose the work and keep the beauty.

Pollinator Gardens – We know that we need bees to grow food and now consumers are getting involved with keeping the birds and bees healthy. Create your own pollinator haven with specifically chosen plants that will draw these creatures in. Greenway has one of Canada’s largest supplies of butterfly, hummingbird, and bee friendly plants.Perrenial Plants and Butterfly Bush in Kitchener

Edible and Drinkable – Freshly grown veggies and herbs are highlights of a summer meal. You don’t need a big garden to grow your own food. Many of the plants will happily grow in containers, planters or even hanging baskets. Growing your own veggies is also a great way to get your kids involved with gardening.

Container gardening, especially with succulents – Succulents are easy to grow, require little care and little water, and come in all shapes, sizes and colours. They’re also growing in popularity as container plants. Greenway has a great selection of succulents. Put them in a stone or clay pot, and you’ve got a touch of the south-west in your home and garden.Spring Gardening Trends 2016 in Kitchener and Waterloo

Garden crafters – People aren’t just putting plants in their gardens anymore. Live plants are becoming a large part of crafting in the form of wreaths, walls, picture frames, cards and so much more. Let your imagination run wild.

Easy maintenance plants – The desire for low maintenance gardens is big. People are now looking for dwarf plants, container berry bushes and shrubs, drought- tolerance plants and especially flowers with don’t require dead-heading such as Wave petunias. There’s no reason you can’t have a lovely garden with little work.

Contact us to learn more or visit our Kitchener garden centre this Spring!

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