2024’s gardening trends: A fresh crop of ideas

Step into the flourishing world of 2024’s gardening trends, where fresh ideas can help cultivate a vibrant garden filled with greenery and blooms. From fruit trees to veggie gardens, flower beds, and indoor sanctuaries, this year’s trends promise a delightful journey of growth.

Follow along in our blog to learn some helpful tips and gardening products to get off on the right foot (or should we say thumb) this gardening season.

Fruit tree trends

South Africa is a haven for fruit trees to thrive and knowing the optimal time for planting is key. March kicks off with the nurturing of strawberry plants, while May prompts a diligent cleanup beneath fruit trees. As winter unfolds, July to September welcomes the planting of deciduous fruit trees and a variety of berries. October through December ushers in citrus fruits like lemons and oranges.

Here’s a quick guide of what to plant and when to plant it:

March: Remove runners from strawberry plants and establish them in potting soil with a bit of Wonder Organic Vita-Boost.
May: Collect rotting fruit from under fruit trees, compost, and check harvested fruit for decay.
June: You can start planting strawberries.
July to September: Plant deciduous fruit trees like nectarine, peach, plum, apricot, pear, and a range of berries such as, raspberries, currants, gooseberries, blueberries, boysenberries, and blackberries.
October to December: Plant lemons, limes, mandarins, oranges, grapefruit, berries, and passion fruit.

Keep your fruit trees healthy and well fed by using Wonder Fruit & Flower.

Orange tree in bloom.

Veggie garden trends

Embark on the journey of cultivating your own veggie garden, is a top trend in gardening. If you haven’t taken the plunge yet, it’s never too late to plan your location, prep the soil, and curate a list of veggies to plant. Try using Wonder Plant Starter All Purpose to get your soil prepared for new plants.

Once your veggie garden is set up, embrace the gardening trend of sustainable and regenerative gardening practices. Gardeners are increasingly adopting eco-friendly techniques like companion planting, where certain plants enhance each other’s growth by improving soil nutrients or offering natural pest control. Imagine the synergy of celery alongside beans, broccoli, cabbage, leeks, and tomatoes, or the harmony of carrots with basil, chives, lettuce, onions, and peas.

The allure of technology-assisted gardening is a growing trend, with smart devices and apps becoming invaluable tools. Monitor soil conditions, automate watering, and receive personalised cultivation guidance through apps like Planter, PictureThis, and more.

Woman harvesting vegetables in her vegetable garden.

Flower bed trends

When crafting your flower garden, it’s essential to consider different flower’s blooming seasons, blooming duration, and colour coordination with the surrounding greenery. Flower colours such as pink, purple, yellow, and orange are common colour choices as they lend such a contrast to the surrounding greenery. Promote the healthy growth of your flowers with Wonder Rose & Flower.

Other gardening trends include:

  1. Create an immersive flower garden that includes a pop of colour, pollinating plants—for visits from little friends and aromatic plants such as lavender and mint for a sensory delight for all who step into it.
  2. Create a diverse taste garden by intermingling edible plants with homegrown vegetables, flowers, and elements friendly to pollinators and birds. This harmonious blend ensures a delightful experience for every palate and every creature.
  3. Transform your flower beds into eco-conscious spaces by filling them with waterwise plants. Opt for varieties that are not only environmentally friendly but also thrive with minimal water requirements. Indigenous plants, in particular, stand out as the ideal choice, boasting low impact on the soil and the surrounding environment.
Butterfly in flight amongst purple flowers.

Indoor plant trends

Add a ficus or two to your indoor plant gallery in 2024. These hardy companions not only spruce up spaces but also add a touch of natural elegance to minimalist interiors, inviting a breath of fresh air into every room. Some ficuses to include:

  • Ficus Altissima (Yellow Gem): Elevate your interiors with variegated leaves showcasing patches of yellow and green, bringing instant brightness.
  • Ficus Benjamina (Weeping Fig): Embrace the allure of beautiful indoor trees boasting glossy leaves in a rich, deep green colour.
  • Ficus Lyrata (Fiddle Leaf Fig): A popular choice for indoor spaces, known for its distinctive fiddle-shaped leaves, adding a touch of elegance.
  • Ficus Elastica (Rubber Fig Tree): Perfect for beginners, these trees are a gentle introduction for those looking to adorn their minimalist interiors with nature’s touch.
Three different indoor plants resting in pots on a counter.

Whether you’re tending to fruit trees, nurturing a veggie garden, crafting vibrant flower beds, or cultivating an indoor plant sanctuary, may these gardening trends help you along your gardening journey. Elevate your gardening experience in the 2024 season by trying our Wonder plant care products—a nurturing boost for your green companions.

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