5 Gardening Trends for 2017: Getting Ready for Father’s Day
Plan to Plant with Dad and Celebrate in Style
Every Father’s Day BBQ needs a great space to visit with your dad. Whether it be a terrace, patio, yard, or even a porch: outdoor living is part of why we all love summer. The push over the past several years for these to incorporate both form and function has spread into which plants we choose. We’ve pulled out five trends you can incorporate into either your traditional or container gardening plans.
1. Plants that Draw a Buzz
There is growing concern on the effects we’ve had on the pollinators, especially bees. Cone flowers, snapdragons, chives, and zinnias are a few of the plants that attract them as well as butterflies, hummingbirds, and other working pollinators. Planting beautiful flowers and useful herbs that attract these valuable laborers to help the environment and your garden.
2. Multi-Purpose Plants
Some plants are as useful as they are pretty! Herbs such as rosemary and catnip look lovely and are readily available to use when cooking. Love cilantro? It’s leafy and fresh and their dried seeds are coriander—two spices in a single plant. Strawberries and low bush blueberries are fantastic ground cover and delicious throughout the early summer months.
Low maintenance succulents are a beautiful addition to your space. Perfect for the ground or a container, their soft hues of greens and purples are an amazing offset to your other plants.
4. Native Plants
It may seem obvious but it’s easy to overlook; if a plant is native to your area it’s more likely to thrive in your garden. Additionally, as they are well suited for the environmental conditions of your area they will likely need less water and overall care. They even benefit local wildlife.
5. Edible Plants
Edible plants are becoming more and more popular for both the front and the back yard. Beautiful colors and leaves bring texture to this utilitarian project! Crawling cucumbers, climbing tomatoes, fresh greens: nothing tastes better than the food you’ve grown yourself. Serve this salad at your Father’s Day BBQ!
Helping to get your and your customer’s gardens ready for Father’s Day can be easy. A few great trends, some water and a little work and they’re ready to go. And for you, the shop owner, it can be even easier. With Rapid Garden POS you can manage inventory across locations, get text messages about your sales when you’re not at the store, and more. We look at each of our clients as a partner: our success depends on how easy we make it for you to succeed.
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