Posts Tagged ‘Greens’

Echinacea purpurea ‘Green Jewel’

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(Coneflower) Echinacea ‘Green Jewel’ PP18,678 is a fragrant green jewel that every garden must have! The large, green cone center is surrounded by soft green petals that stay true to their color as they age. Perfect for fresh cut or dried floral arrangements. ‘Green Jewel‘ PP18,678 was discovered by Piet Oudolf and introduced through Future Plants.


Color brings excitement and creativity to container gardening. Use color to create impact, complement décor, and catch the eye of the viewer. If your color combination’s seem to fall a little “flat” you can take a little help from the color wheel available at your garden center or an art and craft store.

Reds, oranges, and yellows are warm colors while greens, blues, and violets are cool colors. Colors that are opposite on the color wheel are complementary. Analogous colors are those that sit next to each other on the color wheel. Monochromatic designs use different intensities of one color. Different shades of green can serve as a serene backdrop or pop a design with its bright color. Chose combination’s that will contrast to give a pop or create harmony to make a calm, tranquil display.

Play with colors for your mixed containers. There are guidelines to help but ultimately if you are pleased with your combination’s that is all that matters. Use the guidelines, create your own, or “borrow” ideas that will create container combination’s that make you happy!


Illusion™ Emerald Lace Ipomoea

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Illusion™ Emerald Lace Ipomoea is not your everyday Sweet Potato vine. This new variety from Proven Winners provides that same great trailing punch with a more delicate feel. Illusion™ Emerald Lace Ipomoea has bright chartreuse fine lace like foliage. Illusion™ Emerald Lace works great in large containers and landscapes. This plant is quite vigorous and nicely trails over in combination planters.


Supertunia Pretty Much Picasso

Supertunia Pretty Much Picasso has quickly soared to our top seller list this winter. This Petunia plant is new for 2010 is a must have flower that is sure to turn heads and strike up a conversation in your garden. When I first saw it last summer at a large plant convention I wasn’t sure what I thought. But after looking at it through out the day is quickly grew on me. The unique colors make this unlike any other petunia plant. Pretty Much Picasso is a petunia hybrid that is the first of its kind with bright pink blooms edged in a lime-green accent. One plant can grow up to 24 inches across and lasts weeks longer than other petunias! Mix Supertunia Pretty Much Picasso with Lobularia Snow Princess for a breath taking combination. Performs great in baskets, containers, and in the landscape. Fertilize often for best results.