I like to think of all the green in our gardens as a ‘little black dress’; it is classic and never goes out of style. You can use that black dress as a background palette, dolling it up each year with accessories featuring whatever is the hot fashion color that year.
One of the best things I ever did as a new gardener learning about plants and garden design was touring local public gardens and parks as well as gardens in my own neighborhood. Not only did I get to know some pretty remarkable gardeners who were more than happy to share their garden knowledge with me, I was able to see how a garden and its plants changed day-to-day.
Many plants are introduced every year, but how many really make the must-have list for gardeners around the country? These varieties below are sure to make it into gardens this coming spring and will have folks on the lookout to snatch them up. Don’t miss out!