Garden Blog – Category: Container Gardening
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.
2018 Perennial of the year is..PRIMO™ Black Pearl Heuchera! The deep black foliage is amazing, especially when mixed with other perennials to show off its color.
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.
We have reached the time of year when our annual containers and combination containers are starting to look, well, less than desirable. There is a solution, a rather easy one at that. There are several fall plants that can be used alone or in combination with one another to freshen up your containers. Using more than one of the same plant, or using a combination of different plants, can create a fall container that will leave your neighbors in awe at the look of your new fall decor. There’s no better time than now to get started on those creations.
Planting shrubs in the garden or landscape can be an easy solution to deer problems and high maintenance plants. Barberry Shrubs are a particularly good choice if deer are a constant problem for you. Bring a variety of color to your garden, as well as low maintenance, with Sunjoy® Barberry shrubs from Garden Crossings.
Are you looking to get into the ‘Flowering’ world but the thought of ‘Gardening’ is scary to you? Take the advice of Walt Disney, “All of your dreams can come true, if you have the courage to pursue them”. Gardening can be large scale or small scale, no matter what you are looking to do gardening can be successful and fun!
Spring is almost here and many of you are probably thinking about your garden(s) or landscaping. An avid gardener is always thinking of ways to add a new garden area or to freshen up their current landscaping. While touring Four Star Greenhouse during the summer of 2015, I observed a beautiful idea for an annual landscaping trio. Graceful Grasses® ‘Fireworks’ Pennisetum, Supertunia® Bordeaux Petunia, and Luscious® Pinkberry Blend Lantana are three beautiful choices to plant together to make a colorful statement with movement in the landscaping.
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