Justin W. Hancock

New Plants for 2013

My favorite thing about January is when I start to receive plant catalogs and get to learn all about all the wonderful new plant varieties for the year. Plant breeders are always working on upgrading our favorite plants — and creating whole new types never before seen by gardeners! Upgraded varieties may come in new colors, offer better disease resistance, offer a bigger or smaller habit, or any other number of features that make them perfect for your garden.

It’s probably no surprise then, that I love putting together the new plants stories you see here on BHG.com. This year I had the pleasure of working with my friends Doug Jimerson and Karen Weir-Jimerson on the lineup. (I had the easy job: picking the plants; they did the fantastic writing.) Are you interested in learning about the must-have plants for 2013? Check out the links below!

New Perennials for Sun

New Perennials for Shade

New Blue/Purple/White/Pink Annuals

New Orange/Yellow/Red Annuals

New Roses for 2013

New Fruits and Vegetables

New Trees, Shrubs, and Vines

Comment below and tell me which ones you’re most excited about!

 

One Response to “ New Plants for 2013 ”

  1. Hello,
    All these flowers are so beautiful I wish i could have the space to plant them all. Actually I’m writing in hope that you may be able to guide me to get my garden ready for this spring. I have a brick planter next to my garage approx 12 ft in length and 2ft wide. At the moment I only have a saga palm planted in the middle which is doing fairly well. What other plants can you suggest would be fitted for this space? The sun hits directly only mid afternoon. I’d much appreciate your help. I live in So. Calif. so you’ve heard the weather is great here.
    thank you