Here are some New Year’s resolutions for gardeners for this upcoming year.
These past few years have been quite the rollercoaster—but one constant has been our gardens. They’ve allowed us to enjoy the beauty of nature, witness the changing of seasons, and get some fresh air and exercise. We hope we’ve helped you create new and exciting areas to enjoy in your own garden and have inspired you to look forward to even bigger and better plans for 2023!
It’s almost here! Are you ready? Get a jump start on 2023 with over 35 simple and inspiring ideas. Learn ways to keep maintenance to a minimum, see how to care for local wildlife and pollinators, get suggestions for how you can get involved, and have some fun along the way. Let us know what you have in store for the new year!
Here’s a look back at some of our most popular articles from 2022, as well as a few favorites from our friends. Enjoy!
BEST OF 2022: PLANTS
As hummingbirds make their annual migration across the U.S., make sure your garden has the resources to help them on their journey. Include a few of these annuals, perennials, shrubs, and vines in your garden. Not only will these plants add vibrancy, but they will also give those cute little birdies the nectar they need.
BEST OF 2022: GARDENS
Nature has long been a source of tranquility, healing, and improved mental clarity. Creating a garden that invites you to wander and explore gives you the opportunity to not only reap the physical benefits from planting and caring for the garden, but also the mental health benefits of immersing yourself in nature. See how the designers of this restored 1700s farmhouse garden not only created useful spaces, but also paths and walkways that encourage exploration.
BEST OF 2022: DESIGN
In one of our newest articles, you’ll find design ideas for making your garden space more private. Learn what to consider during the design process, and see examples of how others have created more privacy. In the photo above, several strategic choices make this small garden more visually appealing such as the retaining wall and wood fence being softened by layered trees, shrubs, and perennials. Gardener: Eloise Carson, Photo by: Janet Loughrey.
BEST OF 2022: FROM OUR FRIENDS
Last summer, there was record heat in many parts of the country. So, if this year’s garden planning has you on the hunt for plants that won’t wither and die in the heat of summer, check out these durable heat lovers, like Heat it Up™ Yellow blanket flower (Gaillardia), pictured. Photo by: Proven Winners.
BEST OF 2022: SOCIAL MEDIA
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Top Row: A planter with varied foliage textures and sizes (photo: Susan Curtis); colorful summer window box (photo: Proven Winners); Japanese maple as a container arrangement centerpiece (photo: Richard Bloom).
Bottom Row: A classic English-style border (photo: Richard Bloom); Dayna’s corgi, Wesley, enjoys spring-blooming iris on his walk (photo: Dayna Springfield); layered tapestry in a woodland garden (photo: Janet Loughrey).