The Garden Plants Of 2023: What’s In And What’s Not
As a company that specializes in stoves, stove accessories, and outdoor garden furniture, we're not only passionate about providing you with the best products for your home, but also keeping you updated on the latest trends in gardening. With 2023 well underway, it's time to take a look at what's in and what's not in the world of garden plants. So, let's dig in and explore the garden plants of 2023!
In today's fast-paced world, low-maintenance plants are becoming more popular amongst gardeners. Plants that require less time and effort to maintain, allows for more time to enjoy your outdoor space without the stress of constant upkeep. Look for varieties like succulents, ornamental grasses, and evergreen shrubs that are known for their durability and minimal care requirements.
Flowers, Shrubs and Trees
As awareness about the environment and sustainability grows, native plants are becoming a top choice for gardeners. Native plants are adapted to the local climate and require less water, fertilizer, and pesticides compared to exotic plants. They also provide habitat for local wildlife, supporting biodiversity in your garden. So, consider adding native flowers, shrubs, and trees to your garden to create a beautiful, eco-friendly landscape.
Hanging Flower baskets
Flower baskets are a perfect way of adding dimension and colour to your garden. Not only are they extremely scenic and easy to care for, but they also help to improve overall air quality by filtering out pollutants – helping to boost your health whist in a relaxed environment. What’s not to love?
Fruits and Vegetables
The "farm-to-table" movement is still going strong, and more people are showing an interest in growing their own food. Edible plants like vegetables, herbs, and fruit trees are trending in 2023. Not only do they provide you with fresh produce, but they also add beauty and functionality to your garden. Imagine plucking ripe tomatoes from your own vine or snipping fresh herbs for your next meal - a rewarding and delicious way to connect with nature.
Pops of colour
One of the fastest growing garden trends we’re seeing this year is the use of bold and vibrant coloured flowers to accent brown, green and orange plants. Adding bursts of colour to your garden is a brilliant way to express yourself and really personalise your garden. Some of our favourites include sunflower, sedum and viola.
Invasive plants are species that can spread aggressively and harm native plants, wildlife, and ecosystems. Many invasive plants are difficult to control and can become a nuisance in your garden, often ruining the view. It's important to be cautious and try to avoid plans like Japanese knotweed, Giant hogweed and Himalayan balsam – no matter how visually appealing they may be.
With concerns about water scarcity and environmental sustainability, water-thirsty plants are falling out of favour. Plants that require excessive watering or are not suited to your local climate can lead to wasteful water usage and higher maintenance costs. Instead, opt for drought-tolerant plants that can thrive with minimal watering, and consider using practices like mulching and rainwater harvesting to conserve water in your garden.
The use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers in gardening has come under scrutiny due to their potential harm to human health and the environment. In 2023, more gardeners are looking for natural and organic alternatives to keep their gardens healthy. Avoid plants that require heavy chemical inputs and instead choose plants that are pest-resistant or can be managed with more organic methods.
- Chris Murphy