Garden Media Group Releases Best New Garden Plants & Products for Spring 2014

New Garden Superstars will instantly transform any patio or backyard

Philadelphia, PA — In view of the harsh winter this year, most people are experiencing a serious case of spring fever. To get a jump on warmer weather, Garden Media Group is releasing its much anticipated list of Garden Superstars for Spring. They have a great grasp on coming trends and new products through their research and connection to the gardening and landscaping market. This year’s list includes top-performing plants and flowers, stunning garden décor and innovative pest control solutions.

Susan McCoy, gardening expert for the Philadelphia area firm, says “After all the snow and ice this winter, we’re really yearning for spring so we can get out into the garden, dig in the soil and just plant something!”

She says the new Garden Superstars will inspire novices and seasoned gardeners alike and help them create the garden of their dreams with ease and style.

Here is Garden Media’s list of Garden Superstars for Spring 2014.

Double the Bloom, Double the Fun! A rare, unique double oriental lily, ‘Distant Drum’
is the newest flower bulb from Longfield Gardens. We’ve featured Longfield Gardens recently and they have some great products!

With 7-inch dark-pink ruffled petals edged in white, the ‘Distant Drum’ produces exceptionally full double flowers atop sturdy stems. A second set of petals grows in the center of this lily, instead of a stamen, giving the look of a double bloom.

“‘Distant Drum’ is a show-stopper,” says Marlene Thompson, creative director at Longfield Gardens.

“Plus, its delicious fragrance makes it perfect as a cut flower and in bouquets.”

Super Foods for the Garden. Edible landscaping continues to gain in popularity and we love all the new options that are becoming available. This new compact edible blueberry from the BrazelBerries® collection gives you a boost brain power and provides healthy antioxidants to promote good health.

Reminiscent of a boxwood shrub, Blueberry Glaze is compact in stature and produces small, deep blue berries in mid-summer. These berries have intense flavor, much like wild blueberries. With their show of color, Blueberry Glaze shows off in the spring with numerous small white and pink flowers. It again puts on a color display in the fall, as the deep green leaves change to burgundy.

Add this beauty to your landscape as an accent planting or pot up on the patio in a decorative container. Find this delicious berry shrub and the entire BrazelBerries Collection at your local garden center or online here.

Simple Elegance. This year’s trend is all about showcasing one beautiful color in the garden. And with Suntory’s new Surfinia Heavenly Blue trailing petunia, gardeners can create the perfect marriage of color, habit and performance. The wavy lavender blue flowers pack serious flower power with continuous booms and superb disease resistance from summer through the first frost. These petunias are the perfect choice for hanging baskets as they can spread and trail several feet from the container.

Pest Control Can be Pretty. A solution for those who want to control yellow jackets or flies around an outdoor living area but want something that doesn’t look like a trap is the OrnamenTrap™
from RESCUE!®

Eco-friendly and made in the U.S.A, the OrnamenTrap™ comes with either a yellow jacket or fly insert, each lasting two weeks. Both are available nationwide this spring at The Home Depot, Walmart and select garden centers. The traps retail for $11.99 and refill inserts for $5.49, providing stylish, bug-free protection all season.

For more than 30 years, RESCUE!®has led the industry in creating consumer insect control with scent-based attractants – namely, pheromones and feeding lures. The new OrnamenTrap™ combines their successful attractants with unmatched style. These traps look more like custom lighting fixtures than bug traps.

Say Goodbye to Wasps and Flies! The new TrapStik® for Wasps and TrapStik® for Biting Flies use VisiLure™ technology, another innovative technology from RESCUE!® that attract insects with colors, shapes and other visual stimuli.

“TrapStik® lures wasps or flies to a sticky surface using a 3-D pattern and color combination they can’t resist,” explains Rod Schneidmiller, president and founder of Sterling International, the manufacturer of RESCUE!® products.

Once lured to the visually-based traps, wasps or flies remain trapped on its sticky adhesive allowing for safe disposal of the insects.

The TrapStik® is available for wasps or biting flies and both are available nationwide at The Home Depot, Walmart and select garden centers this spring. Wave goodbye to those pesky wasps and flies with this trap, retailing for $7.99.

For more exciting new plants and garden products for spring 2014, visit Garden Media.

Garden Media specializes in home and garden, horticulture, outdoor living, lawn and landscape industries, offering innovative PR campaigns designed to secure top media placements and partnerships. For more information visit: www.gardenmediagroup.com

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