Spring is here and with rising temperatures and longer days it's time to shake off winter and get outside. Whether it's planting new blooms, providing a refuge for wildlife, or creating a beautiful and relaxing outdoor retreat, we have some inspiring new products for the spring garden and beyond.
NEW ANNUALS BY PROVEN WINNERS
When it comes to filling your containers and flower boxes with gorgeous blooming plants for summer, think calibrachoa (aka Million Bells and Superbells). What's not to love about these easy-to-grow annuals that come in every color or combination of colors imaginable. And, these non-stop bloomers are self-cleaning, so there’s no deadheading required. Check out these new ones for 2018:
Million Bells Blue Moon Punch - large, cool, lavender blooms accented with a deep purple eye and black throat that turn to silvery-light purple as they mature. Flowers appear early in the season and continue to bloom into fall without deadheading. Wonderful for containers, window boxes and hanging baskets. 6 to 12 inches tall by 12 to 24 inches spread. Part-sun to sun is ideal for the light-loving variety.
Superbells Double Orchid – this double bloom calibrachoa features light pink blooms accented with deeper pink veining. Perfect as a trailer in hanging baskets, window boxes and combination pots. Double Orchid stands 6 to 12 inches tall with a spread of up to 18 inches. Plant in full-sun to part-shade locations and well-drained soil.
Superbells Double Ruby – red, double petunia-like flowers all season long. This low maintenance, profuse bloomer is ideal as a spiller in hanging baskets and containers. Like Double Orchid, Double Ruby grows 6 to 12 inches tall with a spread of up to 18 inches. Plant in full-sun to part-shade locations and in well-drained soil.
Superbells Over Easy – an abundance of cascading, tiny, white, petunia-like flowers with yellow centers that bloom all spring and summer. With a trailing habit of up to 24 inches, this calibrachoa is a great option for containers and hanging baskets. Plant in full-sun to part-shade locations and well-drained soil.
Supertunia Lovie Dovie - striking bi-color blooms with white flowers and hot pink star-shaped veining. Lovie Dovie stands 6 to 2 inches tall and trails up to 30 inches long. Its mounding, trailing habit makes it a perfect choice for hanging baskets, containers or window boxes. Blooms continuously without the need for deadheading.
NEW CONTAINERS BY AL FRESCO
Containers are a perfect and easy way to dress up porches, patios, decks, entryways or balconies and can be changed up from year-to-year or from season-to-season. Whether you’re looking to add instant color, provide a focal point in the garden, or tie in the architecture of your house to the landscape, containers are the perfect solution for those who want to try gardening but have limited space or limited time.
We offer a variety of Al Fresco containers in an assortment of colors, shapes and textures to fit just about any garden style or design. Here are a few of our favorites for 2018:
Early Sunset Containers - featuring a vibrant, sunset hue that will make a statement inside or out. Whether indoors or on the front steps, porch, deck or patio, this planter will standout no matter where you sit.
LakeJoy Series Planters – coastal charm and beautifully finished with a turquoise-green glaze makes this pot an ideal chose for creating a fresh focal point in your home no matter where you place it. Stunning in garden, on the deck, balcony, or poolside.
Surf City Blue Containers – featuring a navy and white nautical inspired theme, this indoor pottery from Al Fresco brings you the best in coastal style. On a sunporch or in the kitchen, this container will bring you seaside everyday no matter where you are.
Catkins Planters – a textured exterior creates a contemporary style, perfect for instant impact indoors in either coastal or shabby chic themes or for decorating outside on the patio, deck, balcony, terrace or in garden.
Home Six Pocket Ceramic Strawberry Jars - grow your own fresh strawberries with the Alfresco Home Ceramic Strawberry Jar. Featuring six pockets to foster plant growth, it is ideally suited for the way strawberry plants branch out. Kiln-fired ceramic earthenware is glazed in a beautiful light blue color to contrast with the red berries.
NEW FOR THE BIRDS – PACIFIC BIRD PRODUCTS
Pacific Bird is committed to providing wild birds with the best natural nutrition possible. Offering treats and toppings with the perfect balance of proteins, fats, minerals and vitamins and feeders that are easy to fill, handle and use. Ideal for the novice or avid wild bird enthusiast alike.
Treats & Toppings - a variety of treats and toppings made with only the healthiest, heartiest, farm-raised, pesticide-free worms and insects. Products are minimally processed and contain no artificial preservatives or binders. Treats and toppings are made from premium seeds, dried fruits, hearty nuts and protein-rich worms and insects to attract a greater variety of wild birds all year long. Chose from a variety of suet cakes and balls and assorted toppings.
Feeders - designed to meet the needs of birds - and people. Feeders are easy to fill and clean and are constructed with a durable, metal construction, offering excellent protection against squirrel damage. Feeder designs will complement any backyard environment and cater to the individual eating habits of many different types of birds. Select from an wide assortment of suet, ball, sock and cage feeders.