If you’ve looked around lately, you’ll see gardening is having a major moment with millennials.
Citing generational, environmental, and other pandemic-related stressors, “nearly half of millennials and Gen Z individuals globally say they are stressed all or most of the time,” per CNBC. PBS reports millennials are even more stressed than older Americans. Looking for a natural remedy, millennials are embracing plant-parenthood as a road to wellbeing.
According to NBC News, “Plants resonate with millennials as an antidote to this insane connectivity,” says Eliza Blank, founder and CEO of 6-year-old plant retailer The Sill. “Americans spend 93 percent of our time indoors. It seems somewhat counter and somewhat intuitive because it’s an escape from our screens, and something we can take care of outside ourselves. When it’s all self-driving cars and data in our contact lenses, we’re still going to want plants.”
Whether you’re looking for a way to de-stress, want to grow some of your own food, or enhance the beauty of your yard’s landscape with some drought-resistant shrubs, trees, and perennials, nurturing plants and seeing them thrive can be a rewarding experience.
GardenPals.com offers these fascinating facts about fronds.
Having something living to care for is a huge source of connection, both to your home and to Mother Earth.
Want to help something grow and change that’s not a pet or a child? Channel that love into some fun outdoor plants!
Millennials gardening or landscaping in Texas will need to consider the weather. Our summers can be extreme! These climate-resistant, low water landscaping plants are a good place to start:
Once established, these plants have all proven to be very drought tolerant.
For those interested in putting the house in houseplant, consider our new home community: Harvest by Hillwood, an award-winning agrihood in Argyle/Northlake, Texas.
Harvest residents who have a green thumb can work as much or as little as they like at the community garden at the Harvest Farm. But if you don’t have any gardening experience, don’t worry. Farmer Ross, our on-site professional farmer, teaches gardening classes and is there to answer questions and offer advice.
Millennial gardening novices at Harvest can also turn to Dr. Moon and his helpful resources for advice. As the community’s resident horticulturist, Dr. Moon creates guides, writes a newsletter, and offers other information homeowners can use to make their yards healthier and more beautiful.
Yes! According to Floral Daily, gardening has seen a 39% YOY increase in global online searches. Many of those from millennials.
A study by Purdue University found that 18-24 year olds do the most gardening of any age group.
Watching a whole world emerge from a little light and a little water is highly rewarding for the human brain. For millennia we’ve lived and communed with plants. They sustain life on earth and are all species’ primary food source. This extension of cultivating them in our homes and gardens is also a welcome relief from our technology-fueled lives.
Seven in 10 millennials not only grow and care for plants, but they actively consider themselves “plant parents”. Another 66% of households have at least one plant. Demand for both indoor and outdoor plants is booming, with many growers and gardeners seeing a spike since the beginning of the pandemic.
Cactus and succulents of all shades, the ever-so-fussy fiddle leaf fig, the super-pricey variegated monstera, bold Chinese money plants, cute calatheas, elusive air plants, and begonias are among the most trendy plants for millennials.
Millennials and plants go together like water and soil. Together, they can create stunning greenery to brighten up any home or yard. If you’re ready to find your forever home and fill it inside and out with plants, consider Harvest by Hillwood in Argyle/Northlake, TX. We’re all about the agrarian lifestyle here. As a resident, you’ll enjoy getting your hands dirty in our community garden and have access to your very own private garden plot. Visit our website to take a virtual tour today or contact us for more information on our new home community designed to help you live the verdant life you love.