New Plants from Hines Growers Add Firework Colors to Fourth of July Celebrations and Summer Fun
Garden experts share tips on how to create the perfect patio party!
Summer’s here and new plants from Hines Growers come in firework colors that get the party started. Their bold color and laid-back tropical style are perfect for Fourth of July barbeques and summer festivities.
Senior garden editor for Better Homes and Gardens, Justin Hancock, recommends decorating with heat-loving tropical plants for an instant party atmosphere. Many of the new jewel-tone flowers will spice up decks, patios and backyards, all season long.
“Whether you’re planning a Fourth of July barbeque or summer party, tropical plants immediately transform any outdoor space into a festive occasion,” says Hancock.
No time? No problem. Turn up the heat with tropical plants like new Bloomtastic! hibiscus, bougainvillea and mandevilla, from Hines Growers. The show-stopping beauties come in vivid colors in decorative patio-ready pots, perfect for any space, large or small.
Pump up the Party!
Hancock recommends decorating outdoor spaces with tropical plants to create a perfect setting for a garden wedding, graduation or summer party.
For a dramatic sweep of patriotic colors, group containers of new red and white Bambino and Babybino Bougainvillea from Hines Growers. The stunning flowers and variegated foliage dress up decks, patios and poolside for your holiday barbeque.
Containers of Hines’ Crimson mandevilla are easy to grow and create a natural backdrop to your holiday celebrations with splashes of rich red and white color that lasts through the summer.
Throw a Summer Luau!
For a fun-filled evening that guests will long remember, bring the island feeling home with a summer luau.
“Throwing a summer luau is easy, fun and memorable,” says Margie Grace, of Grace Design Associates in Santa Barbara, CA. “With a few simple accessories, tablescapes and the right tropical plants, your guests will think they’re on a tropical island.”
Tropical flowers like new Bahama Bay hibiscus are big and bold and inject a fun-filled festive atmosphere that’s perfect for kettle drums and island rhythms.
“Vibrant tropical flowers and Hawaiian inspired décor create an island mood,” says Grace, an APLD landscape designer. “A hollowed pineapple filled with tropical flowers makes an awesome centerpiece.”
Add some island music and tiki torches to get the party started. “Greet guests with leis, a tropical beverage and a pretty hibiscus flower,” says Grace.
New sun-loving Bahama Bay Hibiscus from Hines Growers have frilly flowers that come in dozens of dazzling colors. From sunny yellow to hot reds and oranges like new Bahama Bay ‘Enlightenment’ “Heartbeat” and ‘Amazon Queen’, each flower adds intense tropical color to balconies and spacious patios for an endless summer that lasts into fall.
“Cut hibiscus flowers and float them in water for an easy, elegant centerpiece,” suggests Grace. “They can even be used for exotic teas and as garnishes for salads.”
Invite Wildlife to the Party with Nature’s Garden Jewels. This year’s bright colors draw inspiration from nature’s palette.
New compact, dwarf butterfly bushes like Bloomtastic!™ Buddleia Lavender Veil and Purple Splendor from Hines Growers are easy to grow, require little work, and are perfect in containers and hanging baskets, or mass planted in the landscape.
“These new flowers are longer blooming, come in trendy colors, and set the tone for a stunning entryway or backyard. Best of all, the butterflies and hummingbirds love the profuse, richly-colored and very fragrant cascading flowers,” says Hancock
To learn more about the new Bloomtastic! and Patio Tropics plants, visit Hines Growers at Hinesgrowers.com. Visit Gracedesignassociates.com for design expertise and APLD.org to find a professional landscape designer near you.