Garden Media has produced its highly anticipated trends report for more than a decade. To honor this milestone, we spent the year honoring our favorite trends of the past!
In this week’s Trending Thursday post, we’re reflecting a decade into the past when people started to recognize – and then alter – "reckless” habits.
As the country started to embrace holistic, natural options when it came to products and food, people started to pay attention to what was happening below the surface of their garden.
Consumers realized that the path to healthy plants started in the ground.
Reckless gardening was out and safe gardening was in.
Continue reading to learn more about the Safe Gardening trend.
For this week’s trending Thursday post, we’re looking way back to a simpler time – at least when it came to the garden.
In 2004, we stated that busy was out and classic, simple gardens were in.
Americans were weary of trying to put together mixed containers that ended up looking overdone and tasteless. They avoided pairing too many plants together the way they avoided “wearing plaids, stripes and big floral prints together.”
The home gardener gravitated toward the mono-impact container idea. And with that trend came a simple outdoor concept.
Continue reading to learn more about Classic Gardens.
In this week’s Trending Thursday post, we’re looking back nearly a decade to 2005 where the online revolution was in full force.
People were just beginning to use the internet – which was easily accessible nation-wide – as a fountain of knowledge that helped them learn about new products like never before.
This widespread access to new information lead to consumers feeling overwhelmed by choices in garden centers and other stores. In order to combat this feeling, consumers turned to trusted personalities to help make choices for them.
Continue reading to learn more about Curated Consumption.
For today’s Trending Thursday post, we’re taking a look into the not-so-distant past of 2014 where we
first identified decorating outdoors as a top trend.
Social trends like lawn games, outdoor TV's, glamping and lawn parties inspired the gardening world – and consumers – to decorate the outdoors like any other room. Gardens quickly became an extension of the home.
Continue reading to learn more about the Dress Up Your Yard trend.
For today’s Trending Thursday post, we’re taking a look back to 2011 where we first identified indoor gardening as an emerging trend.
Though the concept of owning and maintaining indoor plants wasn’t new, we began to recognize that houseplants had more than just a pretty face - they were also keeping us healthy in a variety of ways.
Continue reading to learn more about the indoor gardening trend.
For today’s Trending Thursday post, we’re looking back at 2013 where we first identified The Year of Bliss trend in the garden industry.
In 2013, we noted that consumers were fed up with complexities of modern life and turned to spirituality in an attempt to find deeper meaning.
This idea ignited demand for garden products that were “created by those who care, for those who care.”
The Year of Bliss inspired gardeners to get in touch with nature and hasn’t stopped since. Here’s how the concept has shaped the garden industry for the last three years.
Continue reading to learn more about The Year of Bliss trend.
For today’s Trending Thursday post, we’re looking back to 2007 where we identified gardening as a non-stop activity with 24-hour Gardens.
As the idea of outdoor living spaces took off, people started to view their gardens as an extension of their homes. People began turning their gardens into destinations that were able to entertain guests well after the sun went down.
Here’s how the concept of 24-Hour Gardens has shaped the garden industry for the last nine years.
Continue reading to learn more about 24-Hour Gardens.
For today’s throwback trends post, we’re looking back to 2008 to highlight a group of influencers that demanded individuality: The C Generation.
In this case, the C stands for Content, and this group is made up of collaborative, content creating machines who love individuality.
Here’s how this group has shaped the garden industry over the past eight years.
Continue reading to learn more about the C Generation.
The backyard and kitchen counter have a lot in common this year; they’re both ideal places to grow.
New changes in indoor gardening technology combined with an ever increasing demand for clean food means it’s easier than ever to garden 365 days-a-year.