Garden Media Reveals 2013-2014 Trends Report

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Garden Media Reveals its 2013-14 Garden Trend Report: Finding "Bliss" by Channeling the Forces of Nature
Look around. In this day and age of smart phones, apps and texting, people have become dependent upon a "wired" lifestyle for everything from news to socializing and keeping current.

In its 12th annual Garden Trends Report, Garden Media Group spots a positive trend revealing people are searching for ways to be happy. 

According to the report, people are re-evaluating values, re-defining "happiness" and re-considering how gardening and caring for Mother Nature brings joy and satisfaction.

"People today are searching for ways to find bliss in everyday life. Being in nature - either in a garden or park or filling your home with indoor plants - adds immeasurable happiness and wellness to our lives. Connecting with nature is a necessity, not a luxury," says garden trendspotter Susan McCoy, president of Garden Media.

Global trends expert Li Edelkoort agrees.  When looking at the future of fashion and home décor, she explains the 'Year of Bliss' takes its cue from nature, finding expression in bright colors, nature inspired products and tactile experiences. She notes as a society we're slowing down, seeking authenticity and well-being, and tuning into "now".

"A shift is happening," explains McCoy. "People are voting with their wallets, and the winning brands are the ones that enhance lives and give back to communities."

What's next? Looking ahead, Garden Media sees 12 influences or "forces of nature" shaping the lifestyle choices people are making for their homes, gardens and landscapes.

Have a look at some of the forces of nature here, and be sure to read the full story and all 12 forces by clicking the link below!
Lifestyle Forces
A big shift in where we are living.  New "home pioneers" are influencing urban planning and "re-suburbia" with easy access to services, connectivity, self-sufficiency and sustainable lifestyles.
Wellness Forces
Health and wellness are the #1 reason people select the products they buy, according to the international research group TrendWatching, and herbs are topping the list in the edibles category.

Natural Forces
From eco-scaping to native plants, there is a need for natural ways to conserve. Additionally, solutions for weed and pest control that are safe for the environment, people and pets are in high demand.
Color Forces
From bright metallic, energizing blues and shades of green, colors mimic nature and in turn, evoke positive emotions. Pantone's palette for 2013 forecasts a wide range of bright cheerful colors.

Inner Forces
Our need to connect with nature is inspiring a variety of green interiorscapes such as living green walls. Live indoor houseplants add instant green beauty, freshen spaces, reduce stress, speed healing, lower blood pressure and bring peace of mind.
Micro Forces
Anything tiny is flying off the shelves, plus they make great gifts. The growing demand for miniature containers and plants, like mini cacti, succulents and lucky bamboo in 2 inch pots from Costa Farms® are fun and foolproof.
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