Blooming potted plants are the ideal gift for anyone, from a homesick college student to a spouse in need of some cheering up. With bright colors and long bloom times, they will perk up any corner in the home or office and they make great container plants for the outdoor patio. A popular trend is to combine blooming potted plants with foliage varieties and succulents in unique, decorative containers for a colorful focal point. The newest blooming potted plant varieties offer flower power, excellent vigor, and good uniformity. Check out these nine new introductions hitting the retail market in 2017.