Perennials as a group are bursting with new varieties. Large varieties are getting smaller - or larger! Take a look at Salvia nemorosa, "Marcus". "Marcus" is a dwarf clump-forming perennial salvia with deep violet flowers that typically grows to only 8-10" tall.
Perfect for borders, containers, and windowboxes!
On the other hand, large varieties are getting even larger. Hydrangea Incrediball,will be
stunning in any garden, huge white flowers, on strong stems, very long bloom season, and can take full sun.
Now we have pink blueberries! (Can we call them pinkberries?) Pink Lemonade Blueberry has the same flavor and heavy fruiting traits as traditional highbush blueberries, except the fruit is pink!
New Products for the lawn are reflecting the positive trends of less is more, and slow is better. Jonathan Green, Organic Lawn Food, and
Espoma Lawn Food are both organic, slow release fertilizers that may be used throughout the seasons. Espoma is a phosphate free fertilizer. (More about this in FYI section). Jonathan Green and Espoma are also offering organic weed control. Both are corn gluten based and provide pre-emergent weed control. TIP: Do not apply pre emergent weed controls near young plants, or seeds. Please: follow the directions on any fertilizer, weed control, or pesticide. Even organic products are harmful if misused.