2020 Planting Trends: Early Predictions to Adopt

Last updated on August 13, 2023

2020 is right around the corner, and that means new trends in gardening. Certainly some of the most well-known techniques will continue into next year, along with the resurrection of some forgotten practices, and some new spins on old horticulture techniques. Following we’ll briefly explore four trends you’re likely to see in 2020.

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Designing a Secluded Space

Have you ever read the book The Secret Garden? In a nutshell, that novel encapsulates this concept. In the book, a young girl finds a hidden garden that becomes for her magical. Well, you can do something similar on your premises. Secluded gardens filled with plants that grow well in low-light environments can provide an excellent sitting area yielding peace and comfort.

Expansion of Exotic Horticulture

Captain Bligh is famous for two things: a well-known mutiny on an English ship he captained called The Bounty, and the whiskey rebellion of Australia. Bligh himself wasn’t a very bad guy, but gets a bad rap. See, in the 1700s and early 1800s, certain plants weren’t attainable locally even if you had the resources.

England commissioned Bligh to charter a trip to Tahiti as a means of getting breadfruit for the crown; they had their uses for it. Well, Bligh got to Tahiti, stayed there a few months acquiring the plants, and on the trip back, the sailors mutinied. Basically, in Tahiti, they got used to promiscuity and inebriation and didn’t like discipline. Bligh, meanwhile, had a job.

Well, today, you don’t have to charter a trip to Tahiti to get some sort of plant-like breadfruit. In fact, all you’ve got to do today is order the seeds you want to grow online, and they’ll be shipped right to you. This is becoming increasingly common, and you can look forward to a spike in exotic plant horticulture in 2020. You might as well find some crazy plants you like!

Maximization of Seasonal Bloom

Some plants bloom at different times of the year. The Poinsettia is well-known for this around Christmas. As the world contracts owing to increased travel and communications propensity, plants that bloom seasonally are easier to find, and easier to grow. In 2020, you can expect people to maximize their gardens seasonally.

An Increase in “Organic” Husbandry

As gardening becomes something less theoretical and more “controlled”, certain techniques come to predominate. The promulgation of synthetic foodstuffs has resulted in a knee-jerk reaction. Monsanto is well-known for genetically modifying organisms. The abbreviation is GMO. GMOs have toxicity that’s as yet not fully established.

We don’t know what we don’t know. But what we do know is that the older techniques still work, and those techniques are primarily organic. Now: organic need not mean no technology is involved; it just means that which is used in helping a plant bloom isn’t altered by modern tech breakthroughs.

Essentially, natural fertilizers are used rather than those fortified chemically. Instead of miracle grow, many going the organic route will find actual fertilizer as sourced from farms and the like. Irrigation may use rainwater, or something similar, rather than that which is buried in the soil and dependent on city water supplies.

Today, much of our drinking water, and that which comes out of the tap has minute amounts of chemicals in it that can ultimately be harmful to humans, and which translate into certain plants. It’s a lot more healthy to get natural rainwater.

In 2020, there’s going to be a rebirth of older trends in horticulture, and there are going to be some expansion of new techniques. Which best resonate with you will depend on your preferences. However, one thing is sure: you can grow whatever you want to grow.

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