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| Adriana Heikkila
>> Published Date: 2/21/2011
Caladium Peppermint is an intermediate-sized strap leaf variety with dark rose-red laminar areas and broad white veins on mature foliage, while immature (de-eyed) foliage is white with rose-red blotches. Peppermint is suitable for 4-in. and larger pots; de-eye the tubers for smaller pot sizes. It’s also interesting in hanging baskets.
The new 22-in. wide Waterfall Spillway is an inexpensive solution for creating waterfalls. This compact, yet extremely strong spillway includes strategically positioned internal barriers that diffuse the rush of incoming water, providing a smooth-flowing waterfall through the front spillway. Handles flows up to 7,500 gal. per hour.
Fire And Ice Hydrangea is a unique color changer that displays creamy white blooms in early summer that turn deep red in autumn. It’s an early bloomer for an H. paniculata variety. Its thick stems hold flowers upright, and the plant grows from 6 to 10 ft. tall. Attractive green-red foliage is enjoyed all season—a brilliant garden standout. (Wim’s Red) PPAF.
Fairy Gardening Inc.
Garden centers across the country are enjoying big success with fairy gardening. New Fairy Gardening kits provide customers with a simple solution for planting beautiful miniature gardens. Sell them in conjunction with Fairy Flowers and watch your sales per square foot soar.
First Step Greenhouses Inc.
Long-lasting Anigozanthos Velvet Range hybrids are now available exclusively from First Step Greenhouses. These more ink spot-resistant kangaroo paws last many more years than other cultivars. The collection’s four varieties feature orange, red, red and green, and yellow flowers in spring and summer and reach 3 to 4.5 ft. tall.
The Greenbo Railing Planter is a uniquely designed product for urban gardens and any place that has a railing. Greenbo fits any railing up to 4 in. wide and is made of a high-quality UV protected polypropylene. Requires no brackets and has a drainage system with removable bottom.
Greenex USA Inc.
Ornamental Pepper, Acapulco Purple, is a new variety bred to match the well-known variety Acapulco with orange fruits. It has good branching and growth habit, which makes it suitable for many different pot sizes. Beautiful shiny purple fruits turn wine-red as they mature.
Part of Imports Unlimited’s Garden Collection, this new Dahlias doormat is made from 100% hand-woven, all-natural coco fiber and decorated in richly colored, fade-resistant dyes. It’s sure to brighten up any entryway or patio. 3/4-in. thick and 18 in. by 30 in.
Leo Berbee Bulb Co. Inc.
Ruby Stella is a deep wine-red flower from early summer until first frost. Foliage reaches 14 to 18 in. with flower scapes up to 22 in. Performs best in full sun, and is drought tolerant. Hardy to Zones 4 to 11.
Natural Industries Inc.
Thatch Control, a microbial thatch reducer and lawn treatment, breaks down harmful thatch and promotes lush, hardy lawns. Its patented microorganisms break down lawn thatch, converting it to nutrients for plant roots. All natural and completely safe, a 2-oz. package of concentrated powder makes enough solution to treat 5,000 sq. ft. of lawn.
People Powered Machines
The NaturCut Classic HD Push Reel Mower cuts grass from 1.5 to 3.5 in. and is easily adjustable to six positions. The Classic is powered by 10-in. wheels. Features five 16-in. wide flame-hardened, welded steel blades that stay sharp eight to ten years. Optional NaturCut Grass Catcher available.
Hydrangea macrophylla Romance features double blooms atop sturdy upright stems. Plants have no lax spreading growth habit. Romance looks like a typical lacecap, then fills in creating a full mop-top of double blooms. It has pink or blue (when treated) blooms summer through fall. Grows 48 ft. by 36 ft. and hardy to Zone 5.
Porcelain Touch LLC
The Porcelain Touch Tool Sharpener is hand crafted by ceramist and horticulturist Carol B. Eder. With both the homeowner and professional in mind, Carol created an elegant and effective sharpening tool that is easy to use.
Radius Garden LLC
R-Force Pro Bypass Pruner with patent-pending leverage system delivers more cutting power with less effort. The sharp, long-lasting carbon steel blades make precise cuts up to 3/4-in. diameter. It has a strong, durable internal spring, convenient thumb latch, and comfortable grip.
Silver Vase Inc.
The world’s first blue phalaenopsis orchid, widely available for the first time from Silver Vase. Blue Mystique’s long-lasting, lovely electric blue blooms shine on a dramatic single or double spike. It loves low to medium light and comes in a 5-in. pot.
Suntory Flowers Ltd
Million Bells Bouquet series is one of the earliest-flowering calibrachoas and they bloom from April to October. The Bouquet series is maintenance free, has a compact habit, and is a very floriferous plant that blooms thick and profusely. Bloom size is 1.25 to 1.5 in. Pictured: Bouquet Brilliant Pink.
Terra Nova Nurseries
Short cones of clean-white flowers arise from delectable mint-green and silver leaves. These luscious clumps glow in shady or dark areas of the garden. Heuchera Mint Julep has a very active growing period during spring. The average size includes 15-in. wide, 9-in. high, and 15-in. flower height.
The Conard-Pyle Company
Drift Roses are virtually maintenance-free with great disease resistance. Tons of flowers from spring to frost, their naturally dwarf, true groundcover size is perfect for small gardens and combination planters. Drift Roses are the next big thing for small gardens. GP
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