Loma Vista Nursery News

Trending for ’21: What to Plant This Year

It may be dormant season on the ground, but for those of us fortunate enough to get an early look at new plants for a new year, it’s an exciting time.

What will be trending this spring, summer and fall in outdoor landscapes? For one thing, following a year that was challenging but spurred many people to enjoy home gardening and planting, expect next-level visual interest with color, texture and shape along with plants that help improve the overall environment. As people amplify their existing landscapes, they have a lot of hardy and beautiful plant choices, including new varieties.

The glamorous Wee Bit Giddy® bigleaf hydrangea. Photo courtesy of Proven Winners.

Color:  Bright pops of color always enliven an outdoor space, but we predict that color will be a defining 2021 trend. We love new The Petite Knock Out® Rose, a miniature plant that offers continuous bold red blooms.  Hydrangea lovers – and there are many of them! – will appreciate the vibrancy of the Wee Bit Giddy® bigleaf hydrangea variety recently introduced by Proven Winners.

The Petite Knock Out® Rose.

Texture:  You’ll be tempted to reach out and touch the new Fine Line® Improved Buckthorn, a slender deciduous shrub with interesting willowy foliage.  This new version of buckthorn is easy to grow and care for and is remarkably hardy. Another plant that delivers fabulous texture is Bandwidth Maiden Grass, ideal for borders and rock gardens.

Fine Line® Improved Buckthorn. Photo courtesy of Proven Winners.

Size and Shape: Yes, you can fit more plants into your yard and garden! Miniature and dwarf plants fill in spaces and lend more interest to the landscape.  We like the charming Tater Tot® Arborvitae, both for its diminutive look and easy year-round maintenance.

Our crop of Tater Tot® Arborvitae.

Sustainability:  In addition to providing outdoor beauty, plantings offer benefits for the overall environment, from plants that attract pollinators to varieties that soak up standing water to blooms with seed heads that offer nutrition to birds and insects.  We are looking forward to seeing how the new Pugster Pink® butterfly bush from Proven Winners attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds while lending pretty color and shape in a compact form.

 A blooming Pugster Pink® butterfly bush. Photo courtesy of Proven Winners.

This is an ideal season for dreaming and browsing our online catalog for inspiration. As always, feel free to reach out to us with any questions at sales@lomavistanursery.com