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.
Garden Blog – Category: Container Gardening
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.
Hatching This Spring
Getting the ‘coop’ ready, Chick Charms® are here! We are so excited to introduce to you hand picked Hen & Chick selections that compliment each other as well as your garden. Drought tolerant and easy to grow it is time to start filling your ‘coop’.
New this year we bring to you Chick Charms®, a drought tolerant succulent that currently has 12 unique colors ad textures in the collection. Hardy in zones 3-9, Chick Charms® can virtually be grown is just about every garden. What makes this collection of Hens and Chicks unique? The time and trials that have been put into them. The plants selected for the Chick Charms® collection have been selected based on seasonal color, texture and the ability to look good Spring through winter.
One family with Small, Medium and Large Options
You’re walking through your neighborhood and you see a shrub that you just love, but then it hits you, I don’t have a spot for something that large. Let me tell you just because the shrub you fell in love with is out of your ‘league’, doesn’t mean that there isn’t a smaller more compact option.
Lobularia ‘Dark Knight’
An amazing plant that performs all summer long, Lobularia ‘Dark Knight’ is a standout new annual for 2015! In several applications such as in garden beds and combination designs, ‘Dark Knight’ added that superb splash of light I was hoping for.
Lighted Hanging Baskets
Have you ever considered enjoying the beauty of your hanging baskets once it gets dark? Are you the type of person who forgets to water? If either of these sound like you, I want have just the solution! I would like to introduce to you the “i3 Planters”, to light up your night life and take the pain out of watering!
Surefire™ Red Begonia
Finding the perfect plant for all sun and shade areas can be tricky, but new for 2014 Surefire™ Red Begonia is the plant for all areas. Begonias are well suited for both landscape plantings and container designs.
It is a sure bet that Surefire™ Red Begonia will work in almost any planting application that you desire for it. I was fortunate enough to receive from Proven Winners®, a plant to trial in my garden. I must say that Surefire™ Red, planted directly in the landscape was just as amazing as planted in a container combination. One plant in the landscape, in full sun, stood approximately 18 inches tall and wide and put on a show from June, when it was planted, until late in the fall when the frost finally got it. A nonstop bloomer, a must have!
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