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| Adriana Heikkila
>> Published Date: 1/29/2016
A.M.A. Plastics Ltd.
Add a quick splash of color to any garden or patio. Al’s Flower Pocket is perfect for growing herbs or flowering plants on a fence or wall. Bright and cheerful. Sell them finished or as a DIY project.
Cascade Planters are available in nine styles and seven colors. Manufactured of fiber-clay, the planters resemble marble but are lightweight. Planters are environmentally friendly, contain UV inhibitors to resist color fading and are rated from 40 degrees below zero to 158 degrees above.
Bailey Nurseries Inc.
In May, First Editions Spring Lace Viburnum is covered in pure white, fragrant, lacy inflorescenses. Sterile florets are nicely balanced with fertile flowers. The leathery, dark green leaves turn wine-red in early fall and are evergreen in mild winters. No fruit set to date.
Ipomoea SolarPower is a sweet potato vine series that’s densely branched and holds its shape and color wherever it’s used: landscapes or mixed combos. Available in Red (pictured), Black and Lime. A great choice to spill out of summer containers or to add texture.
BioSafe Systems LLC
GreenClean Granular Algaecide works through the power of oxidation to break down algae cells on contact. GreenClean Granular Algaecide is ideal for string algae, can be used in any water feature, including those that contain fish, plants and other aquatic life and is an environmentally sound chlorine, copper and phosphate-free formula.
Bottle Benders Inc.
The Southern Nights chime is made from recycled wine bottles. At 18 in. by 6 in., it makes a great addition to a patio or garden. All of the fishing line used to hang it is UV resistant and designed to last.
Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm
Coreopsis Solanna showcases soft yellow single blooms with rich orange centers. Plants form compact mounds and bloom continuously from early summer through fall. Solanna Glow is excellent in the garden and in containers. Hardy to Zone 5.
Picks and Pot Hangers Display includes 16 each of the bee and butterfly pot hangers and 28 each of the bee and butterfly garden picks. Any of the four assorted styles of bees and butterflies will happily plant themselves in a planter, flowerbed or perch on the edge of any pot.
Emerald Coast Growers LLC
Andropogon gerardii Blackhawks features new bright green blades and stems that quickly turn rich purple for a striking blended bicolor display. Foliage height: 18 to 24 in. Height in flower: 5 to 7 ft. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.
Entryways handmade doormats combine originality and quality workmanship. New designs for the spring and summer include Heart Is, which reminds the romantic homeowner that their heart will always live at home. Hand-woven of coir, each mat is hand painted and hand stenciled.
The Duogrow reservoir base holds 25 liters of water, releasing it to the roots when the plants need it. You’ll get a bumper harvest and plants will be perfectly fed and watered for up to 14 days at a time. Use outdoors and indoors.
Georgetown Home and Garden
Georgetown Home and Garden has a new line of tiny fairies coming in 2016. The fairies are 1.4-in. high with detailed faces and dresses and are all in full color. They’re perfect for smaller houses.
Hort Couture Plants
Kalanchoe Cupcake is a super cute new succulent that will be a great impulse item. Cupcake is easy to grow and long lived. High light and low water are the keys to success with this novelty. Height: 6 to 12 in. Width: 4 to 6 in.
These comfortable, hand-hugging, Bellingham Eco Master gloves stretch to fit without wrinkles or bulges, reducing hand fatigue and improving performance. The breathable coating is made of tough, eco-friendly, water-based polyurethane that out-performs nitrile.
McCorkle Nurseries Inc.
Show blazing blooms in spring and fall. Bloom ’N Again Fireside Red Azalea from Gardener’s Confidence Collection features masses of dark red blooms with contrasting dark green foliage. Selected for exceptional blooms and cold hardiness, the whole series offers repeat flowering from summer into fall.
Plantaflor USA Inc.
Tillandsias have been commercially sold for decades, but finding the right approach to displaying them is something the industry has lacked since its inception. These 100% reused springs create an artistic and green-friendly way to show off the versatility and beauty of the Air Plant.
Rancho Tissue Technologies
Agave Green Glow is a selection made from Rancho Tissue Technologies’ fabulous Blue Glow Agave. It has bright red trim around each leaf edge and the leaves are an attractive green color. Just as hardy as Blue Glow, Green Glow adds to the color palette available to landscapers and homeowners. Zones 8 to 11. Full sun.
Sea Method fertilizer is engineered from spiny dogfish, an aggressive predator that’s currently overrunning the Gulf of Maine. The fertilizer feeds strong, healthy plants with a balanced 3-4-0 blend of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium with trace minerals and nutrients.
Everyone’s crazy for calibrachoa and this Calibrachoa MiniFamous Double series offers not only double blooms, but a huge assortment of colors. Plants are early to flower with a semi-trailing habit. Great for baskets and mixed containers. Don’t miss new Apricot (pictured) for Spring 2016.
The SelfEco Pot is compostable with built-in plant food that automatically feeds the roots. Just add water and walk away. Because the plant food is already in the walls of the pot, you can limit or eliminate the use of granular fertilizers.
Suntory Flowers Ltd.
Designer White brings a new form to Sun Parasol Mandevillas. Plants full of white blooms grow into elegant bushes with sturdy stems that don’t need to be supported by trellises. Easy to train as a standard tree form or topiary.
Lush variegated leaves and strong blue blossoms make Thunder Storm Agapanthus a great choice for both small gardens and mass plantings. Extremely floriferous, it grows to a compact 20 in. Ideal for containers, too. Zones 8 to 11. Drought tolerant, low maintenance.
Van Belle Nursery
Tilt-A-Swirl Hydrangea is a colorful ride. It begins with bold red-and-green bi-color blooms in spring and then deepens to a bright red-and-green swirl, while transforming into new variations throughout autumn. A gold medal winner in Holland. GT
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