Monday, March 24, 2014

Best New Garden Plants & Products for Spring 2014

In view of the harsh winter this year, most people are experiencing a serious case of spring fever. To get a jump on warmer weather, Garden Media Group is releasing its much anticipated list of Garden Superstars for Spring. This year’s list includes top-performing plants and flowers, stunning garden d├ęcor and innovative pest control solutions.

After all the snow and ice this winter, we’re really yearning for spring so we can get out into the garden, dig in the soil and just plant something!

The new Garden Superstars will inspire novices and seasoned gardeners alike and help them create the garden of their dreams with ease and style.

Read on to see our list of Garden Superstars for Spring 2014!

Double the Bloom, Double the Fun! A rare, unique double oriental lily, ‘Distant Drum’ is the newest flower bulb from Longfield Gardens.

With 7-inch dark-pink ruffled petals edged in white, the 'Distant Drum' produces exceptionally full double flowers atop sturdy stems. A second set of petals grows in the center of this lily, instead of a stamen, giving the look of a double bloom.

“‘Distant Drum’ is a show-stopper,” says Marlene Thompson, creative director at Longfield Gardens. “Plus, its delicious fragrance makes it perfect as a cut flower and in bouquets.”

Super Foods for the Garden. Boost brain power with this new compact edible blueberry from the BrazelBerries® collection.

Reminiscent of a boxwood shrub, Blueberry Glaze is compact in stature and produces small, deep blue berries in mid-summer. These berries have intense flavor, much like wild blueberries. With their show of color, Blueberry Glaze packs a healthful punch with their antioxidant-rich qualities.

Add this beauty to your landscape as an accent planting or pot up on the patio in a decorative container. Find this delicious berry shrub and the entire BrazelBerries Collection at your local garden center or online here.

Simple Elegance. This year’s trend is all about showcasing one beautiful color in the garden. And with Suntory’s new Surfinia Heavenly Blue trailing petunia, gardeners can create the perfect marriage of color, habit and performance. The wavy lavender blue flowers pack serious flower power with continuous booms and superb disease resistance from summer through the first frost. Plant this gorgeous flower in containers, baskets and beds for stunning blooms that stand up to heat and humidity.

Pest Control Can be Pretty. A solution for those who want to control yellowjackets or flies around an outdoor living area but want something that doesn’t look like a trap is the OrnamenTrap™ from RESCUE!®

Eco-friendly and made in the U.S.A, the OrnamenTrap™ comes with either a yellowjacket or fly insert, each lasting two weeks. Both are available nationwide this spring at The Home Depot, Walmart and select garden centers. The traps retail for $11.99 and refill inserts for $5.49, providing stylish, bug-free protection all season.

For more than 30 years, RESCUE!® has led the industry in creating consumer insect control with scent-based attractants – namely, pheromones and feeding lures.  The new OrnamenTrap™ combines their successful attractants with unmatchable style.

Say Goodbye to Wasps and Flies! The new TrapStik® for Wasps and TrapStik® for Biting Flies use VisiLure™ technology, another innovative technology from RESCUE!® that attract insects with colors, shapes and other visual stimuli. 

“TrapStik® lures wasps or flies to a sticky surface using a 3-D pattern and color combination they can’t resist,” explains Rod Schneidmiller, president and founder of Sterling International, the manufacturer of RESCUE!® products.

Once lured to the visually-based traps, wasps or flies remain trapped on its sticky adhesive allowing for safe disposal of the insects.

The TrapStik® is available for wasps or biting flies and both are available nationwide at The Home Depot, Walmart and select garden centers this spring. Wave goodbye to those pesky wasps and flies with this trap, retailing for $7.99.

For more exciting new plants and garden products for spring 2014, visit Garden Media.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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