Intreegue recently attended the MANTS show in Baltimore (Mid-Atlantic Nurseryman's Trade Show) to garner new ideas for this coming Spring in terms of plant material and edible gardening! We were not disappointed. Below are a few items of note.
New ideas in Plants
We talked to Sunny Borders Nurseries, out of Kensington, CT, regarding new cultivars for 2014. One of our favorite fragrant shrubs and edible, Lavender, is out in a grand new style! Intreegue will be excited to specify this new cultivar known as Lavandula x intermedia 'Phenomenal' in gardens this coming Spring. This lavender was voted a Better Homes and Gardens "Must Grow Perennial". The cultivar name comes from the fact that it is such a 'Phenomenal' performer, especially in the winter when the standard species tends to get leggy. This cultivar is heat and disease resistance in addition to having a perfect mounding habit.
For the Hungry Gardeners:
New cultivars have arrived in the edible landscape world - Brazelberries! These plants are an innovative take on fruit baring shrubs. Some of their collections currently include raspberries and blueberries. I find the Raspberry Shortcake™ particularly exciting. This raspberry shrub is compact and thornless unlike the normal raspberry shrub that can be unruly and full of thorns! Check out their website www.brazelberries.com for other cultivars, and contact Intreegue so we can start thinking about your edible landscape for the spring!