Garden Gate: Trending for 2017: tidy, urban and DIY - Kodiak Daily Mirror: Marion Owen

Garden Gate: Trending for 2017: tidy, urban and DIY

Posted: Monday, January 9, 2017 9:00 am

 Every year the Garden Media Group, based out of Pennsylvania, predicts trends that will impact our yards and gardens. The 2017 report titled “Grow 365” identifies gardening trends that range from clean, healthy living with fewer chemicals and more organic food to “soundscaping” with trees to buffer sirens and encourage birds to bring song. All in all, it’s more popular than ever to garden 365 days a year and the millennials are getting into the act.

Before I continue, you might be thinking that gardening year-round is impossible at 58 degrees north. Well I’m happy to say that last Saturday night we savored a salad made from locally-grown lettuce and mustard greens thanks to Midge and Bruce Short of Anton Larson Bay, who shared some of their precious produce grown in their hoophouse.

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