Monrovia Plant Savvy Newsletter

Radiant Orchid. It's the color of the year, according to the color experts at Pantone. Described as a “captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones,” the color is showing up on fashion runways and designers are incorporating it into décor. But, the experts at the Color Marketing Group believe that blue will dominate the color movement for several years. They’ve named Re-Blued as the hue for 2014 – “a fresh, true blue that is energizing and soothing.” In the garden, we love both!  So many plants have blooms or foliage of the trendy pinky purple and the dusty blue.   Or you can incorporate these colors with garden accents like containers, patio cushions or birdbaths.  And, don’t forget to cut the colorful blooms for indoor flower arrangements.  Many Lilacs fit the Radiant Orchid spectrum and will fill your home with a delightful fragrance. SomeHydrangeas in acidic soil will be blue and are lovely as cut flowers — fresh or dried.  Check out our new Enchantress®.