Unplug in the Garden - Garden Trends

In 2010 Husqvarna and Gardena released a Global Garden Report and identified the FEEL GOOD GARDEN as one of the top gardening trends in the world...

They wrote:

"...individualism in the garden is on the rise, replacing conformity. 

jchants photostream - Lake Forest Secret garden tour

Gone is the obsession with keeping up with the neighbors’ ... 

it’s now about expressing yourself using your outdoor space, encouraged by on-line friends."

Leaves on Sticks....

That's me - your on-line friend! And I encourage you to keep expressing yourself in your 'feel good' (FG) garden. 

Here is what the Global Garden Report said specifically about FG gardens:

Julianne Moore's City Garden - a verdant retreat

The Feel Good Garden

"As we continue to live stressful lives, there is an ever increasing need for a safe haven at home. 

Globally more of us are turning to our gardens for the peace and tranquility that nature is perfectly suited to deliver.

...We will be looking to our garden spaces to unwind after work, relax and ‘recharge the batteries’ and most importantly reconnect with nature which traditionally has a calming influence of our lives."

Jan Johnsen - garden 

I couldn't have said it better myself....that is what my blog (and my book) is all about - 

Inspiring others to create garden spaces that help us unwind and 'recharge the batteries".  

It also answers another garden trend that has been identified in a different analysis 

'info lust'.

coleus, double impatiens and more

People want knowledge - plant info, on line how-to videos, classes, lists and special events. 

So what makes you feel good?

Lush vs. Controlled? overflowing vs. spare? Boxwood vs. Rhody? Palm vs. Plumeria? Colorful vs. monochromatic...or all of the above? 

To paraphrase something from my 'hippie' adolescence  : 

'if it feels good, garden it...'

Allium Millenium by Laura McKillop


  1. Cheers! You have really allured me; I have no words to explain my feelings about your post.
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  2. Hello dear, I am really enjoying a lot your post, this is so good. Thanks Yard Care Gurus

    1. I am so glad you liked it - and it is true, isn't it?

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  4. The information you have shared with us is really so great, nice effort!! landscaping

    1. Thanks so much Jenny! I really appreciate your comments!

  5. Beautiful Jan! I love your work and your words flower as I read them.

    1. Hi Bren! Thank you so much...and am so happy to connect with you!


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