Thursday, May 27, 2010

Flower delivery!

Lauren received a large shipment of flowers at the shop on Wednesday. Before she installed them all, she shared with us a little about what she ordered and how she’ll use them.

I like to use Dreams™ Pink Petunia (Petunia X hybrid) in the front of the landscape bed. When in full sun, they add great color all season long. I like to add something taller behind them that contrasts in both color and texture. This year, I’m using Butterfly Marguerite Daisy (Argyranthemum frutescens). The delicate foliage and spectacular bright lemon-yellow flowers will be gorgeous all summer!

Hibiscus is great in pots & the landscape, and will flower all summer long with adequate watering. It prefers ¾ day sun and will grow very showy 5”-6” flowers! This year I’m combining them in a pot with Sweet Caroline™ Purple Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomoea batatas) & Superbells. Both are trailing vines that will compliment the height and impact of the Hibiscus.

Red pennisetum grass has awesome color and a fine texture. This annual grass is great in either landscape or pots. The best thing about it is it will last until the fall, when you can combine it with mums, kale & bright fall pansies!

If you have any questions about the flowers above, or on plant combination in general, leave us a comment.

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