July 5, 2022

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Allsup: 2021 back garden developments | Home & Garden

Chinese Funds Plant (Pilea peperomioides), Black Raven ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia), variegated monsteras (Monstera deliciosa), string of hearts (Ceropegia woodii), rubber trees (Ficus elastica) in each individual sizing and color— so many succulent varieties they almost did not seem like serious vegetation — and my own most loved, jungle cacti have inundated my Instagram account. 

Atmosphere welcoming lawns may perhaps turn out to be a matter. According to a modern NGB survey, 67% of respondents 35 and beneath shared that, while they want some green lawn, they also motivation the rest of their garden planted with a wide selection of other crops. 

Gardeners are warming up to the idea that the lawn could feed bees and other pollinators. University of Minnesota’s bee lawn program endorses planting seed like clover, self-mend (Prunella vulgaris) and creeping thyme. Thyme’s smaller, lipped flowers entice bees and butterflies. It is a most loved of bumblebees. Experts hypothesize that antibacterial and antifungal compounds generated by the plant could have some reward for bees’ wellness. Creeping thyme is recommended by the College of Minnesota in setting up a bee-pleasant garden simply because of its reduced, sprawling habit and prolific flowering. 

Stylish trellises are an fantastic way to create a vertical room and these new gardeners will be intrigued in producing an out of doors house. From rising vines like pink cardinal flowers (Ipomoea sloteri) and orange black eyed Susan vines (Thunbergia alata) to producing purple and eco-friendly sweet potato vines (Ipomoea batatas) towers out of handmade tomato trellises. 

Allsup is the College of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.