This time of year there’s a lot of talk in gardening circles about trends in gardening. Most of the time the “trends” seem to be pulled out of someone’s drainage hole, or they’re thought up to support a brand an agency might be representing. So, it’s interesting to see this list of the “Top Gardening Trends and Spring Time Flowers” produced by StumbleUpon based on the interests of their 25 million users.
StumpleUpon’s list of garden trends is derived on what’s interesting to users of the social bookmarking and discovery site where users browse webpages and vote on them. It seems like the PBS juggernaut Downton Abbey and the Royal family got people interested in British plantings.
Top 5 Most Popular Garden Trends on StumbleUpon1. Wall hangings and walled gardens
2. Eccentric potting – teacups, colorful bowls, cork pots
3. Wildflowers – organic shapes and plantings
4. Trees – apple, pear and magnolia
5. Topiaries – inspired by the English landscape
The top flowers for 2013 spring planting are:1. Hyacinth
The top indoor flowering plants
Don’t have a garden? Don’t fret, there is still the opportunity to plant indoor blossoms, and the top flowers for indoor planting are:
The top herbs for indoor and outdoor gardeningLooking to eat what you sow? The most popular herbs for indoor and outdoor planting on StumbleUpon are:
See more gardening ideas at StumbleUpon's gardening section to give you an idea of the kinds of topics and plants gardening online are looking to learn more about. If you write about these topics on your garden blog, it may be a good idea to join StumpleUpon and submit your posts that cover what these people are looking to read about to take advantage of the traffic. The list came to me courtesy of the agency M Booth, and earlier in the year I got a similar list from Yahoo! based on search trends, but I can't locate it. If you have that press release feel free to shoot me a message with it and I'll post it for comparison.