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| Adriana Heikkila
>> Published Date: 11/26/2013
The original, best-selling family of re-blooming hydrangeas has a new member. Endless Summer BloomStruck features explosive color, abundant blooms, distinctive ruby stems, and remarkable heat and mildew resistance.
Burpee Home Gardens
For bold tomato color and flavor for your customers, sell the Indigo collection from Burpee Home Gardens. It scored high with garden writers who sampled it this season, and media coverage is expected to drive demand. Also available in grafted tomato forms.
Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm
Petunia Cascadias Indian Summer is a semi-trailing variety. Flowers bloom in a profusion of three different colors, making it seem that the plant has a mix of three flower colors. The newest to flower are yellow and as they age they turn orange-pink.
The ColorStorm Turret Sprinkler offers nine diverse water patterns; perfect for lawn and garden care and great for kids! This popular sprinkler has a durable, heavy-duty metal base with molded hook for easy storage and comes in Dramm’s vibrant six colors.
What’s remarkable about the Red Fox Mainstreet coleus series, and this Wallstreet variety in particular, is its color. It’s a good combination partner with medium vigor. This is the first coleus series that will be produced under the rigorous standards of Dümmen’s Las Mercedes, El Salvador, facility.
Four Star Greenhouse Inc.
What says summer better than the bright, cheery Sundaze Blaze Bracteantha? This colorful Proven Winners strawflower thrives in bright sun and intense heat, and gives gardeners vigorous blooming, plus an attractive, globe-shaped full habit.
The Garden Pockets line of 5-gal. bucket and nursery container liners turns ordinary containers into a garden in a bucket. Simply slip the vinyl mesh Dressy Pot liner over your recycled container, tuck it in and fill with your favorite soil and plants. There are eight planting pockets around the outside, too.
Georgetown Home and Garden
Let your fairies enjoy summer with new items from Georgetown Home and Garden. Every little one needs to enjoy the sun! Featured items: Miniature Garden Retro Lounge Chair in Apple Green, Crab/Starfish on stones and the Margarita Set.
Green Fuse Botanicals Inc.
Petunia Good and Plenty is known for its mounded, semi-trailing habit with excellent garden performance. Good and Plenty Peach is sure to generate excitement in mixed containers and hanging baskets. Mature height and spread is 8 in.
HGTV HOME Plant Collection
The So Gorgeous! Geraniums Collection is a fresh take on geraniums for 2014 with new colors; big, bold blooms; and strong green leaves in addition to more vigor and heat tolerance. Available in gallon size singles, 14-in. premium containers and as individual quart accent components. Four color varieties available. Pictured: So Lovely! Pink.
Bellingham Glove’s new 4005 Thermal Knit is a durable, comfortable glove with many practical applications, especially in cold weather. The thick, plush knit liner cushions hands and keeps them warm. Textured rubber palm coating protects against abrasion while providing superior grip in wet or dry conditions. Sizes S-XXL. Machine washable.
NativeCast’s Cast Your Own line of planters comes in many shapes, from circles to hearts. The DIY kits have a unique eco-concrete mix, a mold, organic potting soil and seeds. The kits are fun for kids, gardeners and DIY lovers alike.
New England Grows
Garden Center Success at New England Grows takes place February 5 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. A results-driven learning experience tailored to the unique needs of IGCs. Agenda-setting retailers, urban trendsetters and marketing wizards—the best minds in the industry will be there. Register for the show at www.newenglandgrows.org.
Sloggers Rain and Garden Shoes are available in a fun new pansy print. A shorter version of their rainboots, these shoes offer slip-on design, comfort insole, heavy-duty tread and are 100% waterproof. Available in Pansy Black, Pansy Cream and Pansy Turquoise (pictured).
The Irrigation Caddy device is an Ethernet-based irrigation control system. The system allows the user to control and schedule an irrigation system from any computer with a web browser. No special software is required, just a simple web browser.
Suntory Flowers Ltd.
Suntory Flowers’ new app for iPads, “Easy Gardening Tips,” is available in the iTunes store. The interactive digital publication inspires consumers to plant by color while providing a wealth of solid gardening advice. A geolocator directs them to garden centers.
Syngenta Flowers Inc.
New Titan Red poinsettia is a holiday variety that will captivate consumers with its smooth, dark red bracts. Perfect for premium medium-to-large containers, its upright habit and strong stems are the foundation for its extended plant life.
The Green Cycler
The Green Cycler is a clean, odorless kitchen countertop solution that shreds your kitchen scraps, speeding composting time to days rather than weeks and months. A clever gift for gardeners and great for those who compost food scraps year round. GP
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