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2019 June/July
Pg 8 - The Sunshine Express
Home & Garden
Seasonal trends to inspire and add style
to your outdoor space; Creating an on-trend
outdoor space with flowers
(BPT) Each season brings new opportunities to
express your personal style. Like putting together
an outfit, decorating your outdoor space is an op-
portunity to showcase your favorite trends.
Adding petunias to your porch, patio or garden is
an easy way to create a space uniquely your own.
They¡¯re easy to grow and maintain, making them
a great choice for beginner gardeners and a con-
stant favorite for seasoned gardeners.
Petunias brighten up gardens, patios and balconies
with bold long-lasting color - and they¡¯re virtually
care-free. They love sunshine and add style and
dazzling color with minimal upkeep.
Here are a few ways to incorporate the latest
trends into your outdoor space.
Make a statement. Add a pop of color to your
outdoor space with this season¡¯s most talked
about tones.
Taking inspiration from the runway, try the new
award-winning Wave Carmine Velour petunia in
a vivid red-hot cherry hue. Or, add the Pantone
Color of the Year to your porch or patio.
For 2019, it¡¯s Living Coral, chosen for its ability to
¡°energize and enlighten with a softer edge,¡± espe-
cially in nature. The friendly and lively color will be
everywhere this season, from clothing and acces-
sories to furniture and accents. Plant a container
of Easy Wave Coral Reef petunias to brighten up
your oasis.
Mix it up. Just as the perfect look for a night on
the town needs the right heels and accessories to
create a killer outfit, your containers can combine
several of your favorite elements to make a show-
stopping composition.
Make your containers do double duty with combos
of flowers, vegetables and herbs.
Not sure what varieties play nicely together? Plug
& Play combos with Wave petunias take the guess-
work out of combining flowers and flavors.
The Plug & Play Combo Cantina Heat pairs peppers
alongside Easy Wave Blue spreading petunias and
yellow French marigolds for a mix of colors as bold
as the flavors within it.
Be festive. From Mother¡¯s Day to Labor Day,
spring and summer are filled with holidays, each
providing a new opportunity to dress your outdoor
spaces accordingly.
Hanging baskets make a great gift for mom that
she can enjoy all season long. In addition, the
Flying the Flag combo of red, white and blue Wave
petunias features patriotic colors for a festive nod
to the Fourth of July.
Get creative. Wave Petunias can be enjoyed be-
yond the flower bed, too! Petunia blooms are easy
to press and dry, and can be the showcase of DIY
projects, like a personalized phone case, picture
frame and more.
Adding pops of color to create an inviting, on-
trend outdoor space is simple, and Wave petunias
are an easy-to-maintain yet striking flower for ev-
eryone, from new to advanced gardeners. They¡¯re
the perfect way to update your outdoor space for
a fresh, stylish look that¡¯s welcoming all season
long.
To learn more and for ideas, DIY inspiration and
easy ways to beautify your outdoor spaces visit:
www.wave-rave.com or follow @WaveGardening
on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Big taste in half the space: Tips to
gardening great in small areas
(BPT) When it comes to cooking and eating the
freshest vegetables and herbs, we recommend
growing your own. Make the most of your har-
vest this year by selecting plants that will thrive
in your space.
Container gardening is a great option, perfect
for those who want to plant on patio or deck
spaces. You can use containers to grow favorite
herbs and vegetables, so you can harvest fresh
flavors right outside your door.
Whether you have a condo patio, a high-rise
rooftop, a quaint sunny corner of your yard
or even a window box, the experts at Burpee
Plants know anyone can be a successful garden-
er no matter their level of experience or space
available.
Here are top suggestions for plants perfect for
small spaces that bring the performance and
flavor:
Confetti Pepper: Petite peppers pack a lot of
punch in a little 2-ounce size that can be eaten
fresh at any stage, from green to ruby red.
The eye-catching leaves are beautiful, too. Kids
especially enjoy watching the fruit change colors
over time and snacking on the bountiful harvest.
Atlas Tomato: If you want a big slicing tomato
for sandwiches or a stacked caprese salad, the
Atlas Tomato is for you.
This container-friendly beefsteak tomato is
disease resistant, which means healthy plants
all season, and features impressive, extra-large
tomatoes that are as fun to grow as they are to
eat.
Jungle Parrot Pepper: Named for its adorable,
beak-like shape, this pepper is perfect for patio
containers. It ripens to a beautiful, rich red that
adds a pop of color to your space.
Enjoy this sweet and delicious pepper fresh from
the vine, displayed as a table centerpiece, sliced
for a saut¨¦ or as stuffed appetizers.
Virtually Care Free Style
Perfect Small Space Plants