The Pantone colors of the year have been chosen (shown above)…allow it to inspire you or just do your own thing!
As the season gets underway, I will be sharing some of the new plants which we will offer.
To kick it off, take a gander at these beauties! Feel free to email me with questions about them…I will be happy to help!
Astilbe foliage to brighten ANY shady spot! The chartreuse foliage of ‘Amber Moon’ and the cranberry tones of ‘Color Flash’ are a welcome change for these fabulous plants.
Improving on a species is becoming a trend in the plant world…certain undesirable traits are becoming a thing of the past.
New varieties of Nepeta (Cat Mint) are emerging onto the scene. This positively LOVELY plant has had a history of not behaving itself, until NOW! ‘Cat’s Meow’ and ‘Purrsian Blue’ are two varieties that remain compact, neat and tidy while still putting on a beautiful show all season long. Give them a try!
If it is Lavender you are after, you won’t want to miss out on ‘Sweet Romance’ who is also very well-mannered and promises not to flop.
A few short years ago, it seemed like Echinacea (Coneflower) was only available in purple or white. In recent years, nearly every color imaginable has been entering the scene. I believe ‘Supreme Cantaloupe’ is my new favorite…the perfect name for these gorgeous flowers!
As a species becomes improved upon and new
varieties are created, we decide to bring in these new plants. ‘Blue Glow’ Echinops is a variety of Globe Thistle and the flower heads are striking. They definitely deserve a spot in your garden.
New colors of Tall Bearded Iris are plentiful, but we are drawn to certain combinations. The blend of the bicolor ‘Lovely Señorita’ is scrumptious! We couldn’t pass it up! This picture does not do this masterpiece justice, you will definitely want to add this one to your perennial or Iris beds.
One of the more popular styles of landscape is the rock garden. When set-up properly, it will allow for maximum drainage and many plants will be very happy residing within.
The Lavender would be an excellent choice for this spot, but you might need something sprawling, too.
Callirhoe ‘Wine Cups’ will fill this void (as well as spots in other types of landscapes). Tolerant of most conditions, this relative of the Hibiscus becomes flush with the most gorgeous, magenta flowers. New to us this year, but not new to the plant world, give this one a lower spot in your gardens with a little room to spread out.
Talk about improvements on an “old standby”, ‘Sweet Summer Love’ is a well-behaved, purple-wine flowering version of ‘Sweet Autumn’ Clematis! The industry is definitely buzzing about this one…this will be a very versatile and beautiful vine for everyone’s yard! You will not want to miss out on one of these…
And last, but certainly not least, if you are having hunger pains while maintaining all of these new perennials, harvest a few of your very own PINK Blueberries. Yes, you heard that right…’Pink Lemonade’ to be exact. The variety was actually created many years ago, but it never gained in popularity until recently. These extra sweet berries still require acidic, peaty soil, but will be worth the effort. Enjoy! See you in the Spring!!
Thanks to Walters Gardens for the majority of these images!