4 Container Trends for 2016
What will consumers want to buy at retail garden centers this year? We know there are plants and combinations that will always be popular, but shoppers are also looking for something new. We think these four trends are important for growers and retailers to know.
1. Pollinator Attracting Plants
Pollinators, especially bees, have been in the news a lot lately. This has caused a surge of interest from gardeners wanting to make their gardens (including container gardens) more friendly to pollinators of all kinds. Most of the buzz has been about bees (sorry for the pun!). Butterflies and birds -- which for most people means hummingbirds -- have always been popular with gardeners. They have better PR than bees, colorful wings and fascinating habits that are naturally appealing.