- Chartreuse and Deep Purple.
When I say chartreuse, I mean neon lime green and when I say deep, deep purple I mean dark almost black. Either combined together or on their own, these two colors can be found in almost every modern garden planter.
Good news for Sweet Potato Vine fans. There are now so many new cultivars available that won't overtake your flower pots. Try these so you won't be battling a giant Sweet Potato Vine by summer's end.
Sweet Caroline 'Sweetheart Lime' and 'Sweet Caroline 'Jet Black' Sweet Potato Vine.
Every year we are graced with more varieties of Coleus and this year is no exception. And remember, picking off your Coleus flowers will keep your plant robust and growing strong
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2. Bi-color Flowers
Bi-colors are popping up everywhere and are a super fun way to stay up-to-date with all the latest plants. Bi-color simply means that the individual flower is two different colors.
'Night Sky' Petunia and 'Picasso in Purple' Supertunia are statement-making new Petunia cultivars that are a must try. 'Picasso' looks great with 'Goldilocks' Creeping Jenny. Yes, you can mix Bi-colors with chartreuse for a super WOW factor!
3. Moonlight Plantings
Moonlight plantings is a fancy way of saying an all-white planting and it's oh so classy. Mix white flowers with silver-foliaged accent plants for a designer's touch. Dusty Miller, 'Silver Falls' Dichondra and Licorice Plant make excellent accent plants to any Moonlight Planting.
Can't give up your beloved Geranium pots or Petunia baskets? Try switching out the dark red or pink blooms for a hot coral or even orange. The attention-grabbing, summer-sunshine-tropical colors are sure to brighten your day. I love to pair coral flowers with a Techno-heat 'Electric Blue' Lobelia or Proven Winners' 'Blue My Mind' Evolvulous.
Patriot Orange Geranium
Hot Coral Sunpatiens
Don't be afraid to try something new this spring! It's fun to experiment with annuals because if you don't like it, you can tear it out and start over next season.