Because most of my gardening is done in containers — as many as I can fit onto our front deck and that will spill over onto the surrounding lawn — I usually plant annuals, although I hope to have at least a couple of good sized beds this summer as well. So when I saw what’s new for 2010 on Better Homes and Gardens site, I just had to share my excitement — my Lust List — with you. If you click on any photo, it will take you directly to the BHG page where all growing information is provided. I’ve chosen my favourites to showcase, but there are many more, of course.
Isn’t this candy-cane colouring spectacular?
While I’m not a huge fan of most petunias, the colour of these really grabbed my attention…
And these cosmos?
I had such great luck with the verbena I grew last summer, it’s sure to be present in this year’s pots. This would make a great contrast plant.
If I were able to plant perennials, here are some of the 2010 choices that would be on my Must Have list:
And every single one of these coneflowers!
I guess you can tell my preference is for BRIGHT in the garden!
Lastly, and this is a plant I definitely will search out, my favourite:
Can’t you see this combined with Citrus Blend? Delicious!
These are but a few of the plants I lust after this season; I have enormous eyes and a tiny garden (and budget!) What’s on your Lust List this year?