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New garden plants and trends for 2015

There are some exciting and beautiful new garden plants and trends for 2015.  After being stranded in my house today with a blizzard going on outside it has me desperately wanting for spring and to see beautiful gardens and plants again!  I am so excited to attend New England Grows next week and to see some real life blooming plants and new trends for 2015.  However, I decided to start doing some on line research to see what I could find for new plant additions for 2015 and I was pleasantly surprised to find this blog from HGTV.  Please visit here if you would like to see all 26 of the new plants that they are showcasing

I am going to share a few of my favorites here with the reasons why they are my favorites:

LA Dreamin Hydrangea

1. ”L.A. Dreamin” Hydrangea

The lush blooms of hydrangea ‘L.A. Dreamin’ allow myriad shades of pink and blue to coexist on the same plant, whether you adjust the alkalinity of the soil or not.  I love the fact that you don’t have to change the alkalinity of the soil and they will bloom pink and blue!  May have to invest in one for my own yard this year!

Blue Eyed Beauty Osteopermum

2.  “Blue Eyed Beauty” Osteospermum

A stunning contrast of purple center and yellow petals distinguish this new BallFlora Plant introduction. Osteopermum ‘Blue Eyed Beauty’ blooms with early spring color and unlike many osteospermum, these blooms stay wide open.  I love the color on this beauty.  How cool is that purple center and with the yellow what beautiful contrasting colors!

Suncatcher Plum Blast Petunia

3.  “Suncatcher Plum Blast” Petunia

A new trailing petunia introduction from BallFlora Plants, the ‘Suncatcher Plum Blast’ petunia boasts obvious intense color, is fast-growing and early-flowering.  Love the beautiful Plum color this petunia has to offer.  Can’t wait to add some to my containers this summer.

Snapshot Sunset Snapdragon

4.  “Snapshot Sunset” Snapdragon

Loads of varied colors define this ‘Snapshot Sunset’ snapdragon from PanAmerican Seeds.  I love the rainbow of color in this snapdragon.  Sure to be an eye turner in the garden or containers.

Minifamous Double Purple CAlirachoa

5. ”Minifamous Double Purple” Calibrachoa

A 2015 calibrachoa introduction from Selecta, the profuse blooms on ‘Minifamous Double Purple’ speak to a customer desire for lush, rose-like blooms on plants without the rose-like high-maintenance.  What’s not to love with this brilliant color and the beautiful double bloom.

Starship Scarlet Lobelia

6.  “Starship Scarlet” Lobelia

Intense color distinguishes this new lobelia variety, ‘Starship Scarlet’, hardy in zones 6-10.  I love the maroon foliage on this plant.  Will make a great contrast in a typical “green” foliage landscape.

Blue Marvel Salvia

7. ”Blue Marvel” Salvia

Hardy in zones 4-9, ‘Blue Marvel’ salvia, from Darwin Perennials, is all about high-impact color and profuse blooms.  The mild purple color and profuse blooms are beautiful. 

Endless Summer Mixture Lettuce

8. ”Endless Summer Mixture” Lettuce

New lettuce combinations from PanAmerican Seed are tailor-made for containers, heat-tolerant and grow quickly. Even better, they allow small-space gardeners to grow curated salad mixes like ‘Endless Summer Mixture’ from one combination pellet.  I love the fact that this lettuce will last longer in the hot months and will grow well in a container. 

Patio Baby Eggplant

9.  “Patio Baby” Eggplant

What’s hot in containers in 2014 and into 2015? Edibles, and they’re not just for gardeners with sprawling backyard gardens anymore. Varieties like ‘Patio Baby’ eggplant are part of a new trend in mini-edibles that work beautifully in containers.  How cool would that be to grow little baby eggplants on your deck or patio.  Great color too! 

Inidigo Ruby Tomato

10.  “Indigo Ruby” Tomato

Easy to grow in containers, exotic varieties of edibles like these ‘Indigo Ruby’ tomatoes are trending in 2015 as more and more millennials embrace container gardening.  I love all the new edible varieties that are coming out and what great color this will add to your outdoor space.  Looks similar to the baby eggplant’s but are actually tomatoes.  Think about all the colors you could have on your patio this summer!

I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at some of the beautiful new plants and trends for your garden or patio this year.  I for one can’t wait to get out into my garden this spring!  Need some help planning your new garden, I can help!  Visit my design page and see some samples of what I do and if I can help contact me today.



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