Garden Blog – Category: Annual Flowers
This time of year, everyone is itching for spring to arrive so we can head on out and play in our gardens once again. While you’re waiting for the snow to melt, here are five things you can do from inside your warm house to prepare for the new season.
Why limit yourself to Valentine’s Day? You can have bouquets in every season when you grow a garden. Let’s take a look at some of the longest lasting cut flowers you could be harvesting from your own flower borders this coming season. I’ll give you a few tips for making your bouquets last, too.
Their flowers may look similar, but not all petunias grow and perform the same way in the garden. Likewise, the alluring scent of sweet alyssum may be equally sublime across all varieties, but some bloom longer than others. Why is that? The secret lies in their genes. Let’s take a closer look.
Drought isn’t an issue for everyone. If you live in an area that sees consistent rainfall and have low spots in your landscape, you may be dealing with too much water. Let’s take a look at ten plants that will love all that extra moisture and solve the issue for you in a snap.
Just because your deck or patio is in the shade, it doesn’t have to be dark, uninviting space. Let’s take a look at five distinct styles you can decorate your space with this season. By the time we’re finished, you’ll know how to transform your shaded space into your favorite place to relax outdoors.
Garden Crossings has a reputation for being a reliable source for new plants every year, and this year is no exception. After trialing and growing dozens of new varieties, see which three Heidi and Rod each chose for their Best New Plants of 2018.
Introducing the 2018 Annual of The Year…. Supertunia® Bordeaux™ ! One of my favorite annuals to use in Hanging baskets and in container combinations. Easy to care for and mixes well with other annuals to create stunning combinations.
There is a new Angelonia that will be making its appearance in gardens and containers this spring, it is Angelface® Super Blue Angelonia ( Super pink and Super White). You may be thinking ‘Why does it have the word “super” in its name?’ I am here to tell you it is because this is a ‘super’ exciting new offering!
If you love using Argyranthemum in container designs as much as I do, you are going to love the new Pure White Butterfly™ as an option. The large, crisp white daisy looking flowers explode with beauty and are a perfect choice for a thriller in annual container designs.
Graceful Grasses® ‘Fireworks’ is one of my go to Thrillers. I love the variegated purple, pink and burgundy with a splash of white for contrast. This plant likes full sun and can go without a lot of water. I like ColorBlaze® Alligator Tears to complement the rich dark colors of “Fireworks”. Alligator Tears has beautiful green foliage with a creamy-yellow tear drop center. This plant will do well in all sun exposures. Alligator Tears needs moderate moisture, but is drought tolerant. My third splash of color comes from Supertunia Vista Fuchsia. This Petunia is a vigorous grower and will add a striking display to your combination. Vista Fuchsia will adapt well with my other choices. Supertunia Vista Fuchsia is a trailing variety and will spill over the edge of your planter. You will love the abundant display of color throughout the summer months.
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