Gardening continues to grow in popularity in 2021 as people find joy and pleasure in spending time at home. A well-tended flower garden can add aesthetic beauty to any backyard living space. Homegrown vegetables can spice up home-cooked meals and brighten gift baskets to neighbors.
If you are thinking about creating a garden for your Belgrade, MT home, review these six home gardening trends for 2021. With these trends, you can accentuate the unbelievable views around your home.
Creating a Backyard Haven
After a year of being secluded at home, people have started transforming their backyards and balconies into little getaways — a home away from home, in a sense.
Low-maintenance plants are a staple of this type of garden. People want a gorgeous, serene space without much upkeep required so they can relax and unwind when they want. Zen gardens are a popular choice for this reason. They are made of natural elements, such as rocks, gravel, or sand, and have only a few plants. People often build bridges or create stone pathways to their Zen gardens and may even fence them in to set them apart from the rest of the yard.
If you have a balcony that you want to use to create your Zen garden, choose a variety of plants and planters to build a cozy space. Consider using hanging planters or climbing vines.
You can make your garden escape even warmer and more inviting by adding a fire pit or fire table in the middle of it. This will allow you to use your space all year round. Plus, the silhouette of the mountains will look stunning behind the flickering firelight as the sun drops down out of the sky.
Gardening in Small Spaces
Not everyone interested in gardening is wanting to add raised garden beds to their backyards for growing vegetables. They have discovered they can garden in small spaces by growing patio or dwarf plant varieties in containers or vertical displays. Now, even your patio or balcony can become a mini-farmer’s market for your family and friends.
For your Southwestern Montana home garden, consider planting potatoes, carrots, parsnips, or onions because these plants can withstand exposure to frost. You can also grow lettuce, spinach, broccoli, or cauliflower. You'll want to make sure to plant them early enough (around April or May) so they have time to grow before the harsh winter.
Planting Monochromatic Gardens
Gardeners across the United States are falling in love with monochromatic gardens. There is a simplicity to creating gardens based on one color. Some people have enjoyed simply selecting containers in varying shades of the same color or planting flowers of various shades in a single garden bed. Others have created whole gardens around one bright color, such as orange.
With your Belgrade home, you will want to choose shades of white, silver, blue, or green. Incorporate one of these colors into your garden with flowers, planters, or furniture.
Building DIY Garden Projects
Experienced gardeners and newbies alike have found pleasure in building things with their own hands. Instead of buying raised garden beds from the store or hiring professionals to design their outdoor living spaces, people do it all independently.
You can do it on your own, too. If you love crafting, you could enjoy making your own DIY garden bench, trellis, cinder block planters, or flower box. The homemade accessories and planters will add even more character to your garden.
Selecting Unique House Plants
House plants are still going to have their place in the home in 2021. People love bringing the outdoors indoors, especially if the weather outside isn’t very pleasant or they’re stuck on work calls all day. Over the course of the year, we’ll see a rise in demand for philodendrons, aglaonemas, anthuriums, and plants in the Hoya genus, which require very little care.
Make your living room, foyer, or home office pop with vibrant and unique houseplants. There is nothing quite like enlivening a space with a natural plant.
Gardening with a Sustainable Mindset
When you live in one of the most gorgeous places (tucked beneath majestic mountains), you will want to protect it as much as possible. People everywhere turn to sustainable gardening to lower their impact on the planet, and residents in Southwestern Montana are not any different.
To get you started on your sustainable home garden, you can try one of these ideas:
- Collect and reuse rainwater in your garden.
- Create your own compost.
- Use organic pest and weed controls and fertilizers.
- Lay down mulch in your garden.
Establishing an environmentally friendly garden simply takes one step at a time. By doing even one of the suggestions above, you will be making a huge difference.
Gardening in 2021
Gardening is transforming the way people express themselves, relax, and connect with their families and friends. While the stay-at-home orders of 2020 seemed to dull our sensory experiences, gardening reawakened our spirits.
The home gardening trends from 2020 are continuing into 2021, and new ones are emerging. People across the country are seeking the solace and joy of home gardens. You can reap the same benefits of a garden in your Belgrade backyard, balcony, or patio.
Want to create a Zen or vegetable garden in a tranquil neighborhood with brilliant views of mountains? Buy a home in Prescott Ranch, a new home community in Belgrade, Montana. Contact our team to take your next steps toward your dream home and garden in Southwest Montana.