Having a plant in a round, terracotta pot is not the only option. The popularity of living walls has expanded the opportunities in which homeowners can use houseplants. This year, pots hanging upside down from the ceiling, mini LED gardens, air plants, and flowerpots on walls have all been popular.
Micro Forces: Miniature anything in gardening is hot because of the teeny size, low- maintenance and appeal, but they also make the perfect gift. Miniature plants from Costa Farms® are as small as 2 inches and come in a variety of containers to choose from. Popular types include various succulents, cacti, and bamboo.
“Anyone can be surrounded by nature anywhere with these miniature plants and gardens. Terrariums and meditation gardens are perfect for desks and work spaces. You could even create a mini garden in a container for a small patio or porch,” explains McCoy.
Shared Forces: The new shareable economy is giving rise to an emerging collaborative 21st century lifestyle. From shared living spaces to shared gardens, this cultural shift is gaining steam.
“Community gardens, CSA’s and farmers markets are becoming our new grocery stores, where we go for fresh produce and good company,” says McCoy.
McCoy says anyone can channel the forces of nature to find happiness in the garden. She suggests turning gardening tasks, like weeding and watering, into a Zen experience, creating a backyard retreat that offers a place of serenity and bliss and filling the home and office with live plants. “Nature has given us the tools to find happiness in ordinary living things,” she say
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