Wednesday, May 6, 2015

This Year's Trend in Color

Marsala-a deep reddish brown is Pantone's 2015 color of the year. This stylish tone can be found in home furnishings, interiors and fashion. Add a new dimension to the landscape with this contrasting color. 


Photo courtesy of Sub Rosa

When I saw Ninebark out in the nursery, it quickly reminded me of the color Marsala. This is definitely its year to shine! If your customer loves this color trend, suggest using physocarpus and barberry in containers on the patio. The physocarpus can be left for winter interest as the bark exfoliates on the mature branches.

Physocarpus Coppertina
Physocarpus Coppertina® 3PW

Summer Wine Ninebark 
Physocarpus Summer Wine® 3PW - More crops in the upcoming weeks.

 Berberis atropurpurea Nana
Berberis 'Atropurpurea Nana' #5

Amber Jubilee foliage
Amber Jubilee® is my favorite Ninebark because of its numerous color tones of light green, chartreuse, gold, bronze, fiery orange and scarlet. Our next crop of the size 3FE is expected after Mother's Day. 

Marsala combo


A great way to showcase the color Marsala in your garden center or nursery could include an evening of wine tasting in an area with an endcap display similar to the photo above. The rich color tones are sure to captivate interest and the Berberis 'Orange Rocket' is very striking in front of the Amber Jubilee® as the Berberis Sunjoy® Gold Beret, Sunjoy® Gold Pillar, 'Rose Glow' and 'Concorde' in bloom also provide stunning interest. Add some Summer Wine® 2PW when they are in bloom and they are sure to be walking out the door! Contact your sales representative and we can discuss how to make your Marsala event a success.

By Sheila Balaun, Inventory Control/Customer Service, Loma Vista Nursery

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