GardenWise on Dramatic Garden Changes with Color

Transform Your Garden with New Colors

An exciting and inexpensive way to bring the “pop” back into your garden spaces is to add new colors to your existing color palette for a nice dramatic change.   

Each winter at GardenWise we look forward to new and interesting color ideas or the upcoming year.  Colors that will excite our clients and help make their spaces as enjoyable as possible.  There were some  new Petunias in 2010, and one in particular,   Sophistica Blue Morn, which was hailed by Better Homes & Gardens as a real show stopper.  It’s a real eye-catcher. 

I also liked some of the other Petunia offerings, including the Rhythm and BluesSupertunia Pretty Much Picasso , Famous Violet Picotee and the  Shock Wave Denim Petunias.  Be sure to take a look at the Tex Mex Hot Pink Geranium, which is one of the more heat-resistant Geraniums around. 

A big plus in adding some new color?  It’s one of the least expensive ways to create the change in your garden.  And who doesn’t like new and dynamic colors in a spring and summer garden?



2012 Plant Hardiness Zone Map

The  USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a specific geographical location, has been updated for 2012.   The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

Below is the USDA map — click on it to make it a bit larger.  Here’s the full interactive map.