NEW PLANTS FOR 2013
New Varieties Coming to Pike Nurseries for Spring Gardening Season
ATLANTA (March 27, 2013) – Spring is the perfect time to play in the dirt, and the prime gardening season is just around the corner! Every year, Pike Nurseries takes the guesswork out of gardening by offering the highest quality plants and flowers and by equipping area homeowners with expert advice. In addition to their usual supply of blooming and stunning plants, Pike Nurseries is introducing four new vibrant – and delicious – plant varieties this spring. Pike Nurseries is excited to now offer Calliope™ Geraniums, Peach Sorbet™ Blueberries, Jelly Bean™ Blueberries and Raspberry Shortcake™ Raspberries. Gardeners will love the new colors and fresh tastes that these spring plants bring to the landscape, available now at Pike Nurseries.
The Calliope Geraniums are a southern favorite that combine the best features of ivy and zonal geraniums. Now available at Pike Nurseries in two new dazzling colors, Lavender Rose and Hot Pink, these flowers are known for being easy to grow for any gardener and are extremely drought tolerant. Their vibrant blossoms provide a season-long display of color that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Calliope Geraniums are perfect for filling in baskets, mixing in large container combinations and showcasing in garden beds.
Gardeners with a sweet tooth can satisfy their cravings with a variety of new, fresh berry plants now offered by Pike Nurseries as well. ‘Peach Sorbet’ Blueberries provide sweet, healthy berries while also boasting year-round color and texture in the landscape. The plant gets its name from its glossy leaves that range in color from peachy pink and orange to emerald green and rich eggplant purple, depending on the season. ‘Peach Sorbet’ Blueberries require full sun and are best used as small hedges in the landscape or in containers on the patio.
Homeowners can also experience the taste of homemade blueberry jelly without any effort with the large, super sweet ‘Jelly Bean’ Blueberries. This exciting new, cold-hardy blueberry offers elegant, rich green foliage and features radiant red leaf edges along the sides and tips of its elongated leaves in the summer. Its exceptional dwarf form makes the ‘Jelly Bean’ Blueberry ideal for hedges or patio containers.
Another new and exceptionally beautiful variety that is now offered at Pike Nurseries is the ‘Raspberry Shortcake’ Raspberry. This easy to grow raspberry is free of thorns and is perfect for novice and expert gardeners alike. Its compact shape makes it a perfect plant for balcony containers or small spaces in the garden that receive full sun. ‘Raspberry Shortcake’ produces a mid-summer crop of full-sized, super sweet raspberries.
Customers can visit their local Pike Nurseries store to purchase or receive more information about Calliope Geraniums, ‘Peach Sorbet’ Blueberries, ‘Jelly Bean’ Blueberries and ‘Raspberry Shortcake’ Raspberries. Other spring favorites available at Pike Nurseries include Ramblin’ Petunias, Boston Fern hanging baskets and more. As always, the experts at Pike Nurseries are available to provide professional advice, offer suggestions and even help custom design homeowners’ landscapes.