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5 new varieties to brighten your landscape this summer

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  • Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum will add seasonl color.

    Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum will add seasonl color.
    Courtesy of Lurveys Garden Center

 
By Jean Bragdon | Lurvey’s Garden Center

One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to brighten up and refresh any outdoor living space is to plant trees, shrubs and flowers. Our newest selections are in they are better than ever! Be the envy of your neighborhood by being the first one on your street to have one of these new beauties!

1. For Seasonal color: Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum

This beautiful pink petunia will light up any landscape. The Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum is known to really grow well; with some simple love and care, this flower will spill, fill, and overflow wherever you plant it. Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum is the Proven Winners' 2017 Annual of the Year.

Butterfly Weed is a strong choice for the perennial lover.
Butterfly Weed is a strong choice for the perennial lover. - Courtesy of Lurveys Garden Center
2. For the Perennial lover: Butterfly Weed

Don't let the name fool you -- It is not a weed at all. This perennial is something you will want in a sunny spot in your garden this year. Its eye-catching, bright orange color and its ability to attract and sustain birds, bees, and butterflies will make your yard the hottest spot this summer. Asclepias tuberosa or Butterfly Weed was recognized as the Perennial Plant Association's 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year.

3. The Dwarf Japanese Maple Tree

Want to add some natural shade or privacy to your landscape? The Dwarf Japanese Maple Tree is available in over 20 varieties of size and color. It is a specialty plant that can be used as a focal point, in your yard. This tree has leaves that really stand out, available in various shades of green, red, purple, or even pink. The fall color is outstanding!

Courtesy of Lurveys Garden CenterIf you're looking to add lilac to your yard, try Dark Purple Bloomerang® Lilac.
Courtesy of Lurveys Garden CenterIf you're looking to add lilac to your yard, try Dark Purple Bloomerang® Lilac. -
4. Dark Purple Bloomerang® Lilac

This re-blooming lilac has larger flowers and grows taller. A classically lovely flower whose fragrant aroma will bring an air of sophistication and homeyness to any outdoor living space. The Bloomerang® Lilac allows you to enjoy this shrub for longer into the season. Other Lilac varieties will stop blooming after a few weeks, but Bloomerang® Lilacs will rebloom in summer.

Invincibelle® Spirit II Hydrangea will beautify your landscape and raise money for breast cancer research.
Invincibelle® Spirit II Hydrangea will beautify your landscape and raise money for breast cancer research. - Courtesy of Lurveys Garden Center
5. Invincibelle® Spirit II Hydrangea

Planting the Invincibelle® Spirit II Hydrangea will leave both your landscape and your heart happy. This rich pink flower adds large, fragrant blooms to your space, and $1 from each plant sold goes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This shrub is a great addition to your garden, and, with your help, will work in the fight to find a cure for breast cancer.

Lurvey carries these new varieties of plants and numerous others so that you can always find what you, and your garden, are looking for. It's time to head outside! Start planting today.

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