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  • Containers 2014 trends

    1. 1. Containers – Not Just for Geraniums Any More! Terri James, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Assistant
    2. 2. Why Containers?  Continued color  Seasonal Interest  Color  Texture  Form  Space  Easy  Versatile
    3. 3. Lots of my favorites! & some new one’s to try!
    4. 4. Abutilon – Flowering Maple  Voodoo  Fairy Coral Red  Melon Sorbet
    5. 5. Acalypha - Copperleaf
    6. 6. Acalypha - Copperleaf  Sizzle Scissors  Beyond Paradise
    7. 7. Alternenthera – Joseph’s Coat
    8. 8. Something New for 2014 …  White Knight™ Alyssum     Fall interest Long blooming Heat tolerant Attracts bees & butterflies
    9. 9. Something New for 2014 …  Angelface® Wedgwood Blue Angelonia hybrid    Fragrant foliage Long blooming Heat tolerant
    10. 10. Begoina -
    11. 11. Begoina  Baby wing  Angle wing  Bonfire  Big series  Green & bronze leaf
    12. 12. Something New For 2014 …  Begonia   Surefire™ Red Rose  Heat tolerant  Rebloomer  Sun & shade
    13. 13. Something New For 2014 …  Superbells® Calibrachoa   Spicy Pomegranate Punch
    14. 14. Canna floridata.com images.mooseyscountrygarden.com missouriplants.com
    15. 15. Something New From 2013 …
    16. 16. Carex - Sedges mountaincrestgardens.com calfloranursery.com anniesannuals.com
    17. 17. Cleome – Not the Old Fashioned
    18. 18. Coleus -
    19. 19. Colacasia – Elephant Ear
    20. 20. Colacasia – Elephant Ear  Blackstem  Jack’s Giant
    21. 21. Cordyline  Red mooseyscountrygarden.com Star pendernursery.com
    22. 22. Cuphea – Cigar Plant
    23. 23. Cuphea – Cigar Plant  Firecracker  Batface  Mexican Heather  Caribbean Sunset extension.iastate.edu mexicohorse.com monchesfarm.com
    24. 24. Eragrostis – Love Grass  Wind Dancer  Purple Love Grass
    25. 25. chilternseeds.co.uk flickr.com Erigeron – Mexican Daisy
    26. 26. Eupatorium – Elegant Feather
    27. 27. Euphorbia  Diamond  Frost Breathless Blush
    28. 28. pendernursery.com Gaura o clwa.org Ballerina Rose
    29. 29. Geranium -
    30. 30. Something New For 2014 …  Timeless™      Geranium Deep Red Orange Pink Rose Lavender
    31. 31. Something New For 2014 …  Boldly™      Geranium Burgundy Dark Red Hot Pink Lavender Rose Scarlet Fire
    32. 32. Hibicus - Annual o Maple Sugar
    33. 33. Impatiens  Various colors  Fusion series  Exotic Sunset
    34. 34. Ipomoea – Sweet Potato Vine
    35. 35. Ipomoea – Sweet Potato Vine
    36. 36. Lantana -
    37. 37. Lantana  Lucky series  Red Hot  Peach  Flame  Bandana Red
    38. 38. Melinis – Ruby Grass
    39. 39. Millet  Jester  Jade Princess  Purple Barron hortgardenstoday.blogspot.com
    40. 40. Musa / Ensete – Banana
    41. 41. Pennisetum – Fountain Grasses  Purple Fountain  Bunny tails  Prince  Princess
    42. 42. Something New for 2014 …  Graceful Grasses® 'Fireworks' Variegated Red Fountain   Heat tolerant 24-30”
    43. 43. Pentas -
    44. 44. Ornamental Peppers -
    45. 45. Osteospermum  Asti     Series White Lavender Purple Asti Mix
    46. 46. Perilla – Beefsteak Plant
    47. 47. Perilla – Beefsteak Plant  Magilla Purple  Magilla Vanilla
    48. 48. Something New For 2014 …  Supertunia® Petunia   Flamingo Orchid Charm
    49. 49. Plectranthus - Spurflowers  Variegated  Silver Shield  Mona Lavender  Swedish Ivy
    50. 50. Purslane davesgarden.com flickr.com
    51. 51. Rudbeckia  Cherry Brandy ozarksgardens.com martinseebergardendesign.co.uk
    52. 52. Salvia  Black-n-Blue  Dancing Flame  Evolution – AAS Winner  Summer Jewel Red & Pink  AAS winners
    53. 53. Stipta – Ponytail Grass
    54. 54. Something New For 2014 …  Sundaze® Blaze Strawflower – Bracteantha hybrid
    55. 55. Strobilanthes – Persian Shield
    56. 56. Talinum paniculatum - Limòn whiteflowerfarm.com
    57. 57. Something New for 2014 …  Catalina® Grape-OLicious Wishbone Flower Torenia hybrid    Long blooming Heat tolerant No deadheading
    58. 58. Verbena -
    59. 59. Something New for 2014 …  Superbena® Verbena    Royale Plum Wine Royale Whitecap Violet Ice
    60. 60. Zinnia  Profusion Series
    61. 61. Now that a have your list! What are you going to do with all of these plants?
    62. 62. Something New for 2014 …
    63. 63.  All-America Selection  Grimes  Proven Winners  Colorado State Annual Trails  Social Media    Pinterest Facebook Twitter Something New for 2014 … Where to find the latest & greatest?
    64. 64. All-America Selection Come visit us!  All-americaselections.org
    65. 65. All-America Selection - 2014  Flower Award Winner -Angelonia Serenita™ Pink F1
    66. 66. All-America Selection - 2014  Vegetable Award Winner -Bean Mascotte
    67. 67. All-America Selection - 2014  Vegetable Award Winner -Cucumber Pick a Bushel F1  Regional Winner
    68. 68. All-America Selection - 2014  Bedding Plant Award Winner -Gaura Sparkle White
    69. 69. All-America Selection - 2014  Bedding Plant Award Winner -Impatiens New Guinea Florific™ Sweet Orange F1
    70. 70. All-America Selection - 2014  Bedding Plant Award Winner -Ornamental Pepper NuMex Easter
    71. 71. All-America Selection - 2014  Bedding Plant Award Winner -Osteospermum Akila® Daisy White F1
    72. 72. All-America Selection - 2014  Flower Award Winner Penstemon Arabesque™ Red F1  Regional Winner
    73. 73. All-America Selection - 2014  Vegetable Award Winner -- Pepper Mama Mia Giallo F1
    74. 74. All-America Selection - 2014  Bedding Plant Award Winner -Petunia African Sunset F1
    75. 75. All-America Selection - 2014  AAS Vegetable Award Winner -Radish Rivoli  Regional Winner
    76. 76. All-America Selection - 2014  AAS Vegetable Award Winner -Tomato Chef's Choice Orange F1
    77. 77. All-America Selection - 2014  AAS Vegetable Award Winner -Tomato Fantastico F1
    78. 78. All-America Selection - 2014  AAS Vegetable Award Winner -Tomato Mountain Merit F1  Regional Winner
    79. 79. All-America Selection - 2013     Canna, South Pacific Scarlet Echinacea, Cheyenne Spirit Geranium, Pinto Premium White to Rose Tomato, Jasper F¹     Melon, Melemon Watermelon, Harvest Moon Zinnia, Profusion Double Deep Salmon Zinnia, Profusion Double Hot Cherry
    80. 80. BYF Garden AAS Plants
    81. 81. Also look for Perennials!  Nebraska Statewide Arboretum   Perennial Plant Association     Great Plants® Perennial Plant of the Year Plant Select® All-America Rose Selections American Hosta Society
    82. 82. Something New for 2014 …  Great      Plants Program 2014 Winners Showy Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa) Tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera) Korean fir(Abies koreana) Purple beautyberry(Callicarpa dichomata) Gray’s sedge(Carex grayi)
    83. 83. How to Create Show Stopping Containers! For all Four Seasons!
    84. 84. Planning   Find great containers Use good potting soil   Bark, peat moss, pearlite, vermiculite Use a slow release fertilizer    For big pots use a filler in the bottom Mulch, cans, Styrofoam peanuts Use hardscape items   Trellis, obelisk, woody stems Steal ideas!
    85. 85. Something New For 2014 …  Think  Color Pantone color of the year  Radiant Orchid
    86. 86. When planting think o Design o o o www.thrillersfillersandspillers.com Thriller Filler Spiller
    87. 87. Spring!       Photos: Proven Winners Pansy Cabbage Chard Heuchera Viola Tiarella (Foamflower)
    88. 88. Spring!  Cabbage  Chard  Viola  Nasturshims  Lettuce  Bok Photos: Proven Winners choy
    89. 89. Summer Photos: Terri James
    90. 90. Summer  Fillers      Spillers       Plectranthus Ponytail grass Persian shield Peppers Lantana Geranium Euphorbia Plectranthus   Begonia Wind Dancer - grass Sweet potato vine Thriller     Cana Cordyline Banana Elephant Ears
    91. 91. Common Fillers
    92. 92. Uncommon Fillers  Swiss Chard  Peppers  Eggplant  Tomatoes  Okra  Artichokes
    93. 93. Patio Gardening       Cauliflower, Attribute Hybrid Peppers, Sweet Red Popper Eggplant, Shooting Star Corn, On Deck Lettuce Blends Herbs
    94. 94. Patio Gardening  Tomato, Patio Princess  Zucchini, Ball Hybrid  Cucumber, Spacemaker  Carrot, Caracus
    95. 95. Summer
    96. 96. Fall  Keep things that will take the cool weather   Grasses Add     Mums Artificial flower picks Scarecrows Mini pumpkins
    97. 97. Fall
    98. 98. Winter
    99. 99. Winter  Trim shrubs for color & texture interest    Red dogwood  Gentility trim shrubs for greens Yellow dogwood  Pines Curly willow  Yews  Add  Junipers    Pinecones Snowflakes Christmas ornaments
    100. 100. Winter
    101. 101. Something New for 2014 … Garden trends for 2014
    102. 102. Something New for 2014 … 2009 2011 2012 2013 Favorite Flower Color Trends form 2009 – 2013 Proven Winners
    103. 103. Something New For 2014 …  Think  Color Pantone color of the year  Radiant Orchid
    104. 104. Something New For 2014 … Garden Trends for 2014       Ground up Super foods Drink your yard Dress-up your yard Bee-nifcials Cultur-vating       Simple elegance Frac’d up Young men get down and dirty Think gardens Fingertip gardening Tree-mendous reversal
    105. 105. Something New For 2014 …      Remove lid Choose sunny spot Push seed pod into loosened soil until level with soil surface No need to cover Keep pot moist
    106. 106. Something New For 2014 … 2014 Green Thumb Awards    Square foot garden seed mats GrowBox - Planters in designer colors GrowBox Support Cage  Brolly  Snip-N-Drip Pot and Planter Soaker System
    107. 107. Something New For 2014 … 2014 Green Thumb Awards  Clematis ‘Sweet Summer Love’ PPAF  Zone 4-9
    108. 108. Something New For 2014 … 2014 Green Thumb Awards  Vaccimium Complex Hybrid ‘Blueberry Glaze’  Zone 5-8
    109. 109. Something New For 2014 … 2014 Green Thumb Awards   ‘Habitat Hero’ Birdwatcher PrePlanned Garden from High Country Gardens Zone 5-8
    110. 110. Something New For 2014 … 2014 Green Thumb Awards  ‘Bloomerang Dark Purple Lilac PPAF, CBRAF  Zone 3-7
    111. 111. Something New For 2014 … 2014 Green Thumb Awards  Baptisia ‘Blue Towers’ PPAF  Zone 3a-8b
    112. 112. Something New For 2014 …
    113. 113. Something New for 2014 …  Try     something different for a container Find one new plant and try it in several different settings Add something edible to your container Start a back-yard fruit garden Your imagination is your limit!!
    114. 114. Questions  Terri    James tjames2@unl.edu 402/472-8973 Slideshare.net
    115. 115. Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln cooperating with the Counties and the United States Department of Agriculture. University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.

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