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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

How to achieve a red carpet look in your outdoor space this summer.

Inspiration for your outdoor living space

(BPT) - Every glam-inspired yard needs a pop of showstopping color that is eye-catching and brings style to the space. This summer, those looking to brighten their shady outdoor spaces can turn to Beacon® Impatiens to dress their garden beds and containers with boldly colored flowers that thrive all season long.

Gardeners can plant Beacon® Impatiens to their heart's content without the frustration, or fear, of Impatiens downy mildew, a destructive disease that has plagued impatiens, causing plant loss and devastation to shade gardens across the globe. This new plant from PanAmerican Seed offers high resistance to Impatiens downy mildew, ensuring a long-lasting, healthy garden this summer.

Here's a look at how you can style your outdoor space in the shade this season with new Beacon® Impatiens.

Go bold with color

On music's biggest night, acclaimed botanical artist Tu Bloom Designs® selected Beacon® Impatiens to bring vivid color to this year's red carpet. As the music industry's elite made their grand entrance and strutted for the cameras, they were surrounded by Tu Bloom's 22 topiaries of Beacon® White Impatiens atop a lavish carpet of Beacon® Red Impatiens.

Thanks to Beacon® Impatiens versatility and reliable color, first-time and established gardeners alike can recreate this inspiring red carpet look in their own yards.

The most memorable looks on the red carpet never shy away from color, and Beacon® Impatiens offers a full palette of different shades to help create a similar, striking look to brighten and adorn your yard or patio. Choose from a variety of shades including bright red, violet, salmon, coral, orange and white. For a more textured look, the plants also come in mixed combinations, allowing gardeners to create their own floral masterpiece.

To embrace the red carpet look, search for a shady spot in your yard or patio and plant Beacon® Impatiens in the hue of your choice. Whether in a hanging basket, window box or patio container, you can create a foundation of bold, lasting color.

Beacon® shines the light

As well as being a red carpet-worthy upgrade for your outdoor space, you'll also help make the world a better place.

In the spirit of bringing light and happiness to gardens everywhere, PanAmerican Seed donates 3% of its global Beacon® Impatiens seed sales to a charitable organization every year. The company prides itself on selecting a cause that isn't as widely known, and for the 2020 garden season, the donation is going to the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation. The mission of the OI Foundation is to improve the quality of life for those living with osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease, through research, education, awareness and mutual support.

To purchase Beacon® Impatiens, check your local garden center. To learn more about Beacon® Impatiens and how you can use them to create a red carpet look this summer, visit

Article shared from the website of the original publication : Brandpoint.(

Thursday, April 11, 2019

How to create an outdoor living space you can enjoy all year long.

Envision Distinction composite decking in Rustic Walnut.

How to create the outdoor sanctuary you've always wanted.

(BPT) - The dream of a perfect outdoor space where homeowners can enjoy the beauty of nature while still being completely comfortable is no longer limited to a specific climate or time of year. A one-of-a-kind, all-seasons deck is possible if the right features are included in the design. The key is to combine features that protect from the elements, and then use the right materials to make it happen.

Whether you’re revamping an existing area, or creating a brand-new outdoor living space to enjoy all year long, the following deck additions can turn any project into an all-seasons oasis to enjoy with family and friends.

Overhead covering on a deck can shield guests from the elements directly, as well as provide a scaffold for features such as a ceiling fan, which can cool the area in the warmer months and improve heated air flow during cooler months. Homeowners can choose from deck shades or awnings in a variety of materials to defend against rain and wind, or to reduce sun exposure and cool the area. A pergola is also a beautiful addition to a custom deck that doesn’t provide full coverage like a roof or awning, but can serve as a solid framework for other features such as climbing vines or hanging plants that both provide cover and add ambiance to the outdoor oasis.

Retractable walls are a high-tech option that allows for free air movement during the mild spring and fall, and protection from sun, wind, rain, snow and even bugs during the extreme summer and winter. Some luxury decks and patios utilize retractable glass walls for a defense against wind or rain that doesn’t obstruct the view. A more common tactic is to install retractable screen walls, which can be motorized, and are meant primarily to keep insects out of the patio area. Retractable privacy walls, usually in the form of canvas or polyester fabric horizontal shades, can provide a respite from weather and enhance the feeling of a private sanctuary.

Beautiful low-maintenance materials are a must for any outdoor living space that homeowners would like to spend time enjoying, rather than performing backbreaking annual maintenance. Taking care of traditional wood decking can be a difficult and frustrating process since it is subject to staining and splintering, and may require annual sanding and painting. Composite decking is growing in popularity across the U.S. not only for its lower maintenance requirements, but also its unparalleled beauty that can emulate anything from the rustic beauty of reclaimed wood to the high-impact look of exotic hardwoods.

“What kind of decking you choose makes a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your outdoor living space,” said Shara Gamble, director of sales and marketing for TAMKO’s Envision Decking. “One of the best things about composite decking is it’s easy to preserve its beautiful appearance throughout the seasons, which means you can spend more time relaxing and enjoying your outdoor spaces with family and friends.”

Incorporate the elements into the deck in a controlled way to boost enjoyment of an outdoor living space regardless of the season. For colder months, adding a fire element can provide a cozy and mesmerizing focal point. Arranging comfortable seating around a fireplace or fire pit provides a great place to gather with friends and family and provide warmth on a cool summer night or fall weekend. During the hotter months, installing a water element to the deck can provide a cooling touch and a visual centerpiece. Fountains, misters, or even a lap pool can provide a welcome respite from the heat during the summer, and a soothing, meditative backdrop for the rest of the year.

Although decks are generally a mild-weather attraction, there are many ways to make an outdoor living space functional and enjoyable during the rest of the year, regardless of the geographic location. Transform a deck into an all-seasons sanctuary through the use of special features and beautiful low-maintenance composite decking to make the most of the beauty of the outdoors without sacrificing the comfort and style of your unique outdoor retreat.

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