Hot Colors for Spring
After the long, cold, dreariness of winter, people look to their gardens to add color to their lives and to their landscaping. Annuals are a great way to add color that doesn’t cost too much and that you don’t have to live with forever. The instant color of annuals brings life to homes and landscapes across the country each spring, boosting peoples’ spirits.
Each year there are a few colors that really stand out. Of course, pinks and whites and reds and purples are popular colors every year, but a lot of of the time, some colors are just more popular than others. If you’re looking for a way to spruce up your garden with trending colors this spring, here’s an advanced look at the colors you should be looking for.
Indiana Green Expo 2014
Earlier in January, the Schneider Nursery staff attended the Indiana Green Expo in Indianapolis. This two day conference allowed us to essentially go back to school for two days and learn all of the new trends, plants, and essential information for the new year. We had a lot of fun, and while some us were just refreshing our knowledge and picking up a few new pieces of information, others of us were taking in all the information like big gasps of air.
The two days we spent in Indianapolis were spent mostly in seminars, where we took notes, asked questions, and listened to experts speak on all kinds of subjects including hard and soft landscape design, new plant varieties for 2014, popular colors for spring, and how to identify certain diseases in plants and trees.
During time between seminars, we wandered through the Trade Show, which showcased vendors and companies that are offering new plants, new hardscape materials, and new ways of doing things. We oohed and ahed at new pavers, outdoor fireplaces, and living walls.
As gardeners ourselves, we were excited to see the new plants for 2014, and with new colors and varieties available (many of which are more disease resistant than ever before), we spent a good portion of our time trying to decide which ones we wanted for ourselves.
The Indiana Green Expo was a great learning experience for all of us, and we’re excited to use our new knowledge in the new year. Check our website regularly for more information on gardening, trees, and special events here at Schneider Nursery. See you in the spring!
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