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GardenSMART :: Seasonal Trends To Style Your Outdoor Living Space

Seasonal Trends To Style Your Outdoor Living Space

By Claire Josephson, Ball Horticultural Company
Photographs courtesy of Ball Horticultural Company

Each season brings new opportunities to express your personal style. Just like putting together an outfit, decorating your outdoor space is a chance to showcase your favorite trends. Adding petunias to your porch, patio or garden is a simple way to create a relaxing area uniquely yours. They're easy to grow and maintain, and come in plenty of fashionable colors.

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For 25 years, Wave Petunias have been a great choice for beginner gardeners, and a constant favorite for seasoned gardeners. From original Wave® Purple Classic in 1995, through the launch of other Wave family members like Easy Wave®, Tidal Wave® and Shock Wave®, petunias brighten up gardens, patios and balconies with bold, long-lasting waves of color.

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Here are a few ways to incorporate Wave Petunias and the latest trends into your outdoor living space.

Make a statement. Add a bright pop of color to your outdoor space and get noticed this season. Take inspiration from the runway and try the new award-winning Wave® Carmine Velour spreading petunia in a vivid red-hot cherry hue. And with this year's Pantone® Color Of The Year showcasing Classic Blue, you can stay on-trend in your garden with the new Easy Wave® Lavender Sky Blue. What a carefree way to dazzle your guests.

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Mix it up. Just as the perfect look for a night on the town needs the right shoes and accessories, your patio containers can combine several of your favorite elements to make a show-stopping composition. Not sure what varieties play nicely together? Plug & Play combos with Wave Petunias take the guesswork out of combining flowers and flavors. The container recipe Cantina Heat pairs edible peppers alongside Easy Wave Blue spreading petunias and yellow French marigolds for a mix of colors as bold as the flavors within it.

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Get creative. Wave Petunias can be enjoyed beyond the flower bed, too! Petunia blooms are easy to press and dry, and can be the showcase of DIY projects, like a personalized phone case, picture frame, and more.

Adding color to create an inviting, on-trend outdoor space is simple, and Wave Petunias are an easy-to-maintain yet striking option for everyone. Celebrate 25 years of Wave in 2020 and update your outdoor space with a fresh, stylish look that's welcoming all season long.

For ideas, DIY inspiration and easy ways to wish #HappyBirthdayWave, visit or follow @WaveGardening on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.


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