|Coleus ‘Pink Chaos’|
If you follow this column with any regularity, you probably recall that last month I wrote about several exciting new shrubs and perennials you’ll find at nurseries this year. With all the dreary and depressing weather, I figured you might enjoy reading about some exciting new additions to your yard for the coming year. Well, the weather has moderated somewhat, but the showers continue, so if learning about a few more new and exciting plants will raise your spirits, read on!
Now that we’re beyond Mother’s Day, it’s safe to plant annuals outdoors. At this point, the chance of a frost is extremely small—even with continued cool weather, our nighttime temperatures are now in the 40s. As you plan how you’ll fill your planters, save a spot for “Pretty Much Picasso” supertunia. First introduced last year, this trailing petunia is a great addition to sun-loving hanging baskets or patio pots. With its bright pink flowers edged in lime green, it’s a totally unique flower that will have you doing a double-take when you first see it.