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Best New Plants for Your Garden, Patio and Balcony

From long-lasting hydrangeas to long-flowering roses to tasty hybrid tomatoes –– these plants are your best bet if you're looking for something new.

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Small ’n mighty

Small is big in plant breeding these days. That’s good news if you have a tiny yard, patio or balcony. The following small shrubs, annuals and edibles work well for any space-challenged gardener, whether you plant them in the ground or in a container.

photos courtesy provenwinners.com, star roses & plants, w. atlee burpee co.

Yuki Cherry Blossom deutzia is a 2- to 3-foot mounded shrub showered in pale pink bell-shaped flowers in spring. It flowers best in full to part sun. The emerald-green foliage stays fresh-looking all summer.

Love roses? The Drift series of roses comes in an array of colors, and their small size (up to 3 feet tall and wide) fits any full-sun spot. These easy-care beauties flower spring through fall.

This is the year of the calibrachoa, according to the National Gardening Bureau. These Latin American natives look like little petunias, but they’re so much better — no pinching required. There are many brands and colors to choose from, so pick ones you like for non-stop color in full-sun locations.

The new Atlas hybrid tomato from Burpee was bred specifically for growing in containers. It’s a bushy, compact plant that yields beefsteak-size fruits with old-time tomato flavor.

No room for blueberries and raspberries? Think again! Bushel and Berry Peach Sorbet blueberry and Raspberry Shortcake raspberry pump out a surprising amount of plump, delicious berries any small-space gardener with sun can enjoy. The bushes stay compact and are hardy in our cold winters so you can enjoy delicious crops year after year.

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