Once associated with retirees with nothing better to do, gardening has become chic.
Everyone’s got a cactus or succulent on their desk. Everyone’s turned their bathroom into some kind of green house. We’re all trying to buy up allotments like we’re living The Good Life.
And Instagram is a veritable hotbed of urban gardening inspo.
#plantgang, #urbanjungle, #houseplantclub are just a few of the plant hashtags available – each boasting hundreds of thousands of posts.
Whether it’s an act of mindfulness or a way of having some control over our miserable rented spaces, gardening has become a millennial past time.
Take the account Boys With Plants, for example.
It’s got 32.6k followers who lap up picture after picture of beautiful succulents, sunflowers, house plants and dahlias…and dudes.
In what is perhaps the best combination of interests, the account receives submissions from thousands of guys wanting to be featured.
But this isn’t just a platform of showing off sculpted torsos and beautifully chiseled cheekbones.
The account chooses pictures where the plants are the focus. They rarely accept pictures from men standing in front of the plants.
And they aim to include dudes of all ages, from all ethnic backgrounds.
Because the realest guys are green fingered.
Need we say any more?