Gen Y, yet again
She makes some of the points first made here on Garden Variety and adds some new thoughts. Boomers consider gardening a hobby, she said. But this is what she has concluded about Gen Y from her garden design business:
In contrast, Gen Y clients approach their gardens as an integral part of who they are. They are eager to tell me how they want their gardens to support their lifestyles, whether that means space for organic edibles, a dog run where their pets can still be a part of the family, or a request for kid-friendly plants designed to appeal to toddlers. They understand that their little patch of earth is part of a much bigger environment, and they are respectful of that. Perfect roses aren’t the goal. Some want a garden to nurture while others just want to hang out in one. Regardless, they all want to experience their gardens, not turn them into plant museums
Check it out. Lemme know what you think.