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Meet the 2019 National Recipes of the Year

Growing gorgeous plants in containers is easy when you follow reliable recipes like these. 

Contributors: Susan Martin

Growing gorgeous plants in containers is easy when you follow reliable recipes like these. We've assembled the perfect blend of heat and cold tolerant flowers to keep your outdoor living spaces bright and beautiful all season long. Pick up pre-assembled container recipes at your local retailer or assemble your own in your favorite patio pots. 

Want to learn more? Visit www.nationalplantoftheyear.com to get planting and growing tips.

 

Grand Traverse Recipe

What happens when you  combine three of our best Supertunia petunias? You get perfection with a cherry on top! Hang a matching pair of these vibrant hanging baskets from your front porch to make a striking streetside impression or grow a robust patio container overflowing with pinks, reds and purples. Its warm tones are perfect for creating a rosy, upbeat impression.


GRAND TRAVERSE
:
• Supertunia® Black Cherry® Petunia
• Supertunia® Bordeaux Petunia
• Supertunia Vista® Fuchsia Petunia


GRAND TRAVERSE WITH THRILLER:

Graceful Grasses® Prince Tut Cyperus


Irresistible Recipe

Not into pink? Our Irresistible recipe is an ideal alternative. Set the color theme for your garden in spring with the cool yellows, juicy oranges and deep purples of this kaleidoscopic combination. Northerners have grown cool weather tolerant lobelias and nemesias for years, but now warm weather gardeners can enjoy them too with the increased heat tolerance of these newer cultivars.


IRRESISTIBLE
:
• Superbells® Yellow Calibrachoa
• Laguna® Ultraviolet Lobelia
• Sunsatia® Blood Orange Nemesia


IRRESISTIBLE WITH THRILLER
:
Graceful Grasses® Purple Fountain Grass Pennisetum


Sparkle and Glow Recipe

Covered head to toe in luxurious shades of purple, our monochromatic Sparkle and Glow recipe will blend easily into any color palette you choose this year, from rich jewel tones to calming neutrals and everything in between. Though each blossom offers unique color patterns that you’ll appreciate up close, this recipe is equally impressive when viewed from a distance.


SPARKLE AND GLOW
:
• Superbells® Grape Punch Calibrachoa
• Laguna® Ultraviolet Lobelia
• Superbena® Sparkling® Amethyst Verbena

SPARKLE AND GLOW WITH THRILLER
:
Meteor Shower® Verbena

Strawberry Sauce Recipe

Fresh and sweet with a bit of vintage flair describes this charming container recipe. Warm pinks and reds are brightened with pops of lacy white throughout using some of the same flowers your great aunt Julia grew, only updated with modern conveniences like non-stop blooms and strong disease resistance. Grow it in a hanging basket or pair it with a thriller in an upright container.


STRAWBERRY SAUCE
:
• Superbells® Strawberry Punch Calibrachoa
• Laguna® White Lobelia
• Superbena® Royale Romance Verbena


STRAWBERRY SAUCE WITH THRILLER
:
Graceful Grasses® 'Sky Rocket' Pennisetum


Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Why wait until autumn to satisfy your desire for a pumpkin spice latte? This lively combination of heat and cold tolerant annuals means the fun can begin in spring and last all season. Its contrasting colors will pop against your red brick home or neutral-toned siding. Try a matching pair of hanging baskets on the front porch or plant the recipe in a pretty container to dress up your deck.


PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE
:
• Sunsatia® Blood Orange Nemesia
• Supertunia® Latte Petunia
• Superbena® Royale Plum Wine Verbena


PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE WITH THRILLER
:
Graceful Grasses® Purple Fountain Grass Pennisetum

 

 

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