Adding New Color is GardenWise

New Colors Can  Transform your Garden  

An exciting and inexpensive way to bring the “pop” back into your garden spaces is to add new colors to your existing color pallette for a nice dramatic change.  Each winter we look forward to new and interesting color ideas for the upcoming year.  

There have been new Petunia colors  over  the past couple of years that have quickly become a staple in many gardens, and one in particular, the eye-catching   Sophistica Blue Morn, which was hailed by Better Homes & Gardens as a real show stopper.   It’s a flower that is easy to plant and care for, that will add wonderful bright color to your garden spaces.  

I also liked some other Petunia offerings  a coupel of years ago, 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. 

 

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?

 

 

Are Your Plants Teetotalers or Problem Drinkers?

How Thirsty are YOUR Plants?

Author and gardener Pamela Crawford is profiled by Steve Bender  in an old issue of Southern Living.  Pamela is an expert on growing beautiful flowers while saving water, money and time.  In the profile, Pamela provides Southern Living readers with a ranking of nine popular plants according to their water needs , Teetotalers (“these stalwarts never take a drink”), Moderate Drinkers (water 3x a week), and Problem Drinkers (water 6x a week). 

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Gardens Gone Wild!

How Thristy Are Your Plants? 

There was a great Southern Living feature that I need to run because it had so much great information on plants and their water  needs.   Pamela  Crawford, an expert on growing beautiful flowers while saving water, money and time, ranks nine popular plants according to their individual water needs.   Teetotalers — those stalwarts never take a drink, Moderate Drinkers  who require water 3x a week, and Problem Drinkers who require watering almost every day.  Which plants do you have, and which will you introduce this year?  Keep in mind, by adding Teetotalers, you can save money on your water bills while updating your garden space. 

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