If you don’t think gardening tips can be trendy, you might be in for a surprise. Gardening trends come and go, but the newest Pantone Color of the Year is a fashionable choice for giving your landscape a colorful update.
Each year, the Pantone Color Institute selects a new shade, meant to represent the current global mood and attitude and set the tone for a new design direction. This year’s hue, Ultra Violet, is an intriguing blue-based purple that could be the perfect addition to your Northern Utah landscape.
This year’s Perennial Plant of the Year, chosen by the Perennial Plant Association, just happens to be ultra violet in color. Consequently, incorporating the Allium ‘Millenium,’ is a great way to introduce the Pantone Color of the Year into your garden or landscape.
A hybrid ornamental onion that’s easy to grow with full sun and in well-drained gardening soil, the Allium ‘Millenium’ features large purple clusters of flowers against a backdrop of glossy, thick leaves. Known as a butterfly magnet, this brilliant perennial is resistant to drought as well as insect and disease problems.
If you’re crazy for Ultra Violet, you can add even more of this delightful hue to your garden and landscape with annual and perennial flowering plants.
Gardening with purple plants is easy, as a range of gorgeous violet-hued annuals and perennials are available. Lavender, lilacs, gladiolas, petunias and begonias are among the many flowers with violet tones that you can find at your local garden center.
If you’re feeling particularly inspired by ultra violet, why not incorporate this vibrant shade into your outdoor décor?
Adding purple planters to your landscape is a fun gardening idea, or you might consider painting an accent wall, fence or some outdoor furniture a violet hue. Swapping out your patio chair cushions and outdoor rugs for new, violet-toned versions can also provide a bright pop of color. You could even add a few amethyst geodes or violet gardening stones to your landscape, or a gazing ball in a complementary tone.
For more ideas on incorporating the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year into your landscape design, visit us at Millcreek Gardens. Our plant nursery has a variety of beautiful annuals and perennials in the Ultra Violet shade family, and our friendly staff would be more than happy to help you make your gardening selections.
The Millcreek Gardens team has the expertise and experience to answer all your indoor and outdoor gardening questions. Visit us in Salt Lake City today for more gardening tips, tricks and secrets to a beautiful Northern Utah landscape.