Spend a few minutes the next time you’re out watering to reinvigorate your potted plants for the rest of the summer.
To make an impact in the garden, nothing succeeds like repetition and, since annuals only bloom for one season, don’t be shy.
To replicate a lot of that Flower Show drama, plant many more of the same thing. Don’t plant just one or two when 10 will do just as nicely.
The only annuals I still have outside are those stuck in containers that I keep out all year. The others, I’ve finally ‘put to bed’.
WIth record rains in June and July, lots of lawns and plenty of plants are happy to be so well watered, but others are not.
My annual lobelia always used to die but this year, so far so good.
The dead of summer is the season of deadheading – that’s the habit of taking off the old flowers from an annual, perennial or shrub as they wither. Why bother?
The hopeful time before the gardening season really gets started is one of the best parts – planning things out in your head. But now it’s time to stop planning and start planting!
Planting a flag of flowers for Memorial Day weekend gives you a great display for all our patriotic holidays through the summer.
A few weeks ago petals began to disappear, then lots of leaves, and now several of my impatiens are nibbled to stubs. Not pretty. So, who did it?
Our pruned yews looked like bare sticks! So, to brighten them up for the summer, I filled small baskets with annuals.
You often see annual Verbena used in hanging baskets since it has a pretty way of cascading over the sides but the perennial Verbena provides for a colorful long-lasting ground cover.
There’s a reason experts say not to plant annuals before Mother’s Day around here, because until mid-May, there’s still the chance of an overnight frost.
This is a good time to get your dirty old pots ready for spring.
Any annuals left at the garden center are sure to be on sale and you can perk things up by tucking in just a few packs of fresh flowers.