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There are trends for everything nowadays and gardening is no exception. Every year, there are new gardening trends or something old that is gaining in popularity once again. It can make it difficult for you to decide what you should do with your gardens.

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If you are the type of person who wants to know where their veggies came from or even if you are not, a backyard edible garden is worth considering. You can grow much more than vegetables and you may find that you are successful with fruits, edible flowers, and even a herb garden.


Succulents have become increasingly popular over the last couple of years and they are hardy little plants that can grow almost anywhere. These types of plants store water, so they are perfect if you are the type of person who forgets about watering every once in a while.

If you are still worried about killing a hearty, succulent plant, why not make a DIY FELT SUCCULENT PLANT that looks beautiful and doesn’t require watering?


Bulb layering used to happen by accident, but now it is something that you can do on purpose to create a full and rich garden. The key to doing this correctly is to choose bulbs that will bloom at different times throughout the year and then plant them with the largest ones going in first.


Do you think that you cannot have a garden because you do not have enough space in your yard? Well, you can no longer use that excuse, because you can create a magnificent vertical garden for all of your plants. You can turn the sides of a balcony, pergola, fence, or garage into a beautiful garden space where you can grow vines, flowers, succulents, and even edible plants or vegetables.


A foliage garden is completely different than a flower garden. A flower garden deals with colors while a foliage garden concentrates on the textures, plant size, and numerous shades of green. A few wonderful pieces to include in a foliage garden are hosta, ferns, mosses, ornamental grasses, and disporums.


Extreme naturalism is one of the easiest ways to garden because everything that is found in this garden is natural. You will not have to use concrete or keep the weeds away. Instead, you can let this type of garden grow naturally and watch as it thrives.

If you are interested in a naturalist’s garden, you may enjoy reading the book The Naturalist’s Garden: How to Garden With Plants That Attract Birds, Butterflies, and Other Wildlife.


Statement plants are ones that will stand out and create a focal point in your garden. Some of the better options for statement plants include bromeliads, cactus, succulents, cordylines, and cycads. Certain statement plants will take up more room than others, so you may want to choose the ones that will not only work best for your space but also the amount of time that you want to spend in your garden. Since these plants can be cared for easily, they will not take up much of your time, so if you are the type of person who only wants to be in their garden once a week, then you may want larger varieties of these plants.

You can choose as many of these gardening trends as you wish, especially if you have been looking for a way to spruce up your existing garden. However, you may want to start with one and get that one completed before you begin on any others.

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This post was written by Mary from The Flying Couponer.  The Flying Couponer is a family oriented blog focusing on traveling, home decor, food, and saving money strategies. Mary is a proud mom, a lucky wife, a flight attendant, and a well established professional blogger.

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Sunday 23rd of April 2017

Those vertical gardens look super. What a great way to reuse things too

Linda B

Monday 17th of April 2017

These are all such good ideas and I like the vertical garden idea to do for our back yard. Now just gotta get something to grow the plants in or on..... I have just the ideal spot I want to do.


Sunday 16th of April 2017

Growing up we lived in a small town so we had a huge garden! We now live in the city & not much of a yard so I absolutely LOVE the Vertical Garden!!

Janet M

Friday 14th of April 2017

Thank you for the gardening trends. I believe I will try a Herb garden.

kathy downey

Friday 14th of April 2017

I never thought of using pallets and we had lots out in the back,thanks for the tips i guess it time to haul those out and start planting