I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to get outside and get my hands into the warm dirt. Gardening season can’t come soon enough this year. In the meantime, I will have to scratch that itch in other ways (starting seeds) and, of course, dream about what I am going to do to improve my garden this year. The list below features products and plants that would be wonderful additions to any garden. Find inspiration and items that will take your garden to the next level, make your work easier, and add the color or interest you want.
Is there a new product or plant you’ve seen that we’re missing? Leave a comment below with what you’re most excited about in the world of gardening this year.
Handmade in England, Cherished in America
Made with decades of knowledge and experience, a Hartley Botanic structure is the perfect way to bring additional beauty to your garden. Hartley Botanic has been crafting its incomparable range of exceptional Glasshouses and Greenhouses for more than 80 years at its creative hub in Greenfield, England.
A company with its finger on the pulse, Hartley Botanic cites five key reasons why nothing else is a Hartley.
The Victorian Lodge • Washington
Beauty and elegance. With the distinctive and unique Victorian, Heritage and Modern Glasshouse ranges, customers won’t have to go anywhere else to find a beautifully crafted, high-quality Glasshouse.
Structurally superior. Every Hartley Botanic Glasshouse is handcrafted in the North of England to customers’ exact requirements. Made from the finest materials with unparalleled durability, safety, and beauty, each section has a purpose, and the company never takes short cuts by “sticking” aluminum to glass for aesthetic reasons. Hartley Botanic even offers a lifetime guarantee.
The Modern Hartley 10 Planthouse • New York
A reputation beyond compare. Hartley Botanic has earned a unique reputation and trust for crafting the finest Glasshouses and Greenhouses money can buy through hard-won experience, craftsmanship, and service.
Unrivaled knowledge and expertise. Hartley Botanic creates Glasshouses of distinction from decades of knowledge and care. A wealth of expertise is built into every Glasshouse.
Exceptional delivery of service. Once your Glasshouse has been handmade to your personal requirements and to Hartley Botanic’s exacting standards, delivery and installation will be exceptional, and the company’s proud team will ensure the process runs smoothly.
The Heritage Vista • Colorado
Hartley Botanic’s Greenhouses and Glasshouses are all made to order, and they range from small patio models to imposing Glasshouses. Designs are available from three product ranges (Victorian, Heritage, and Modern), or customers can create a totally bespoke design, with all models available in a variety of colors and sizes, along with options for “glass to ground” installation, freestanding or lean-to, and internal glazed partitions.
New Varieties for 2022
Lobelia Starship™ Deep Rose
Fuchsia-pink flowers bloom earlier than classic lobelia. Expect the vigorous starry flowers on upright ebony spikes to continue at warp speed from midsummer into fall. From the Starship™ Series, butterflies and hummingbirds won’t miss even one episode of the nectar-laden treats.
Leucanthemum ‘Banana Cream II’
Mmm! This updated variety of L. ‘Banana Cream’ is more floriferous, holds the yellow shades longer, and flowers earlier with a more appealing habit. Creamy-yellow flowers open from lemon-yellow buds, then eventually brighten to creamy white. An extra tier of petals on delightful 4-inch flowers looks robust and full.
An ideal perennial for beginners—long lived, drought tolerant once established, and deer and rabbit resistant too! A sea of deep purple-blue spikes bloom in waves from summer through frost. Jump in and get your feet wet with a plant named for the mythological god of the sea and freshwater.
A Growing Revolution – Simply unfold, fill, and plant
Smart Pot® Fabric Planter
Smart Pot® Fabric Planters have revolutionized gardening. Easily grow bigger, more abundant vegetables, flowers, and plants year after year with these durable, fabric containers. All Smart Pot® products are American-made and BPA-free.
Available sizes: 1-gallon to 200-gallon
Available colors: Black, natural, forest green, berry blue, mandarin orange (shown), and violet
Price: $4.40 to $55.75
Smart Pot® Urban Raised-Bed Garden
The lightweight, rigid design comes with sleeves to slide a 1-inch PVC pipe through and to attach the corners with three-way fittings (PVC not included).
Available in two sizes, both 16 inches tall: 2 feet by 4 feet and 4 feet by 4 feet
Price: $55.40 to $71.70
Star® Roses and Plants
Head Over Heels® Hibiscus Series
True love is in bloom with Head Over Heels® hibiscus! With an abundance of huge, bright flowers and rich, burgundy foliage covering each plant, these five hibiscus are stunning, compact, and easy to grow. Perfect for the garden or patio, they are impossible not to fall for.
Sources: Available at select garden retailers.
Visit starrosesandplants.com/store-finder for more info.
Head Over Heels® Desire hibiscus
Hibiscus moscheutos ‘RutHib4’ PPAF
Bold, scarlet flowers
Head Over Heels® Adore hibiscus
Hibiscus moscheutos ‘RutHib3’ PPAF
Large, pink flowers
Head Over Heels® Dream hibiscus
Hibiscus moscheutos ‘RutHib5’ PPAF
Large, white flowers with red centers
Head Over Heels® Blush hibiscus
Hibiscus moscheutos ‘RutHib1’ PP 30,824
Blush pink flowers
Head Over Heels® Passion hibiscus
Hibiscus moscheutos ‘RutHib2’ PP 30,853
Bright pink flowers
Petite Knock Out® Rose
Petite Knock Out® is the first-ever miniature Knock Out® Rose! It has the same flower power, easy care, and disease resistance as others in the family, but in an adorable, petite size. Plant in decorative containers for your patio, or in mass for a dramatic pop of color.
Shown below: Rosa ‘Meibenbino’ PP 30,811 CPBRAF U.S. Utility Patent Pending
Sources: Available at select garden retailers. Visit knockoutroses.com/retailers for more info.
New Plants for 2022
Jung Seed has exciting new varieties of flowers, vegetables, and fruits for your spring 2022 garden! With over 800 seed varieties, a large selection of plants, and gardening supplies, we are ready to help you create the perfect garden. Jung Seed is a family-owned and operated Wisconsin-based company. From our garden to yours since 1907.
Price: $2.95 to $41.95
Protect Your Plants From Rodent Damage From the Start
Vole King’s wire mesh baskets and rolls help proactively protect your garden from pesky rodents. Baskets are available in a variety of sizes to cover all of your planting needs, protecting the root ball and crown of everything from large trees and shrubs to annuals and bulb groupings. The wire mesh rolls are used to line large areas, protecting an entire bed from burrowing rodent damage. Our products can also be used aboveground to wrap melons and protect other fruits and veggies.
Price: $11.99 and up
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Rent Mason Bees
Pollinate Your Yard With Mason Bees
Native mason bees are fast becoming the new bees to host in your yard. Known as the stingless bees, mason bees are among Mother Nature’s best pollinators. They are gentle and easy to care for, and their pollination is critical for food and ecosystems.
INCREDIBLE POLLINATORS: With their bodies covered in pollen, they pollinate 95% of the flowers they land on and visit 2,000 flowers a day.
SOLITARY BEES live and work alone. They forage for their own food, find their own nest and all females lay their own eggs, this makes them docile and nonaggressive.
MASON BEE KIT: Includes mason bee house, nesting block, bag of clay, pollinator flower seeds and 50 to 60 mason bee cocoons.
Because the Garden Is Your Canvas
Classic Garden Elements garden structures are beautifully crafted from galvanized steel and are powder-coated to perfection. Find pavilions, pergolas, wall trellises, rose pillars, arbors, and more!
Shown above: Kiftsgate Gazebo, 8 feet 2 inches in diameter (special order)
Garden Artisans offers a wide variety of planters made from fiberglass, resin, stone, and metal. Coming soon: a line of beautiful copper planters.
Shown above: Rim Planters by Crescent with Tru-Drop Water Reservoir. Nine color choices and diameters: 18-inch, 23-inch, 26-inch, and 30-inch. Ten-year warranty against fading and cracking.
Price: $149 to $520
Find statues and unique décor for your garden and home.
Shown above: Windy Kerrigan by Henri. Shown in Relic Hi-Tone.
Chapin 5010 Rose Duster
The Chapin 5010 Rose Duster is a quick, efficient way to apply powdered pesticides, fungicides or fertilizers to your valued plants. The translucent bottle has 16-ounce capacity and a large opening for easy filling and cleaning. It is lightweight and easy to use in gardens, nurseries and for indoor plants. The innovative spine grip with flexible bellows allows one hand use. The unit is designed to agitate the contents of the tank to disperse a light, uniform cloud of dust. The fan tipped nozzle can be positioned upward or downward to direct the dust cloud to the top or underside of leaves, petals and other hard to reach places.
1000+ Varieties of Rare Conifers, Maples, and Unique Trees
European Beech InstantHedge
Grow a lush privacy hedge—instantly! The European Beech InstantHedge is a mature, thriving hedge that can be planted and enjoyed in 1 day. Beech provides year-round screening with green foliage in summer and beautiful copper leaves that are retained through winter. USDA Zones 5–8.
Price: Staring at $1,439.99 for 10 linear feet
Autumn Moon Full Moon Maple
Acer shirasawanum ‘Autumn Moon’
Very few Japanese maples can boast orange color, and ‘Autumn Moon’ is truly one of a kind. The unusual coloring is strongest in full sun and lasts from when the leaves first emerge in spring until autumn’s rich orange-red dappling. It has a beautifully sculptural, slow-growing habit. USDA Zones 5–9.
Buxus × ‘Green Mountain’
Why wait years for a finished hedge that you could plant in one day? These prefinished Boxwood MiniHedges from InstantHedge are the perfect solution for creating a new knot garden, parterre, or pest-proof low border. USDA Zones 4–9.
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