High fashion. A discussion about why I will remain unfashionable in the garden this spring.
I have been at twenty different garden centers this spring signing books and talking to growers and this morning I glanced at the superstore flyer to confirm - it is universal. Everyone wants us to plant one of the fashionable new black petunias.
In Alberta black flowers + black soil = black hole.
I can't imagine why the black tulips, black pansies and now black petunias are making such inroads. Give me colour- lots of colour - to brighten my garden after a long winter. Black is just not a flower colour I endorse!
Is it just marketing? You decide with your wallets.
PS Call me on CBC radio today - Calgary and Alberta Gardening questions answered.