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Client Garden in All Its Glory

Client Garden in All Its Glory

Now is the time for a garden review. What worked and what didn’t? Were there times when you didn’t have flowers? Do you want more flowers? If so, spring, summer or fall? Did everything in your garden perform to your expectations?

As the spring and summer colors in your garden start to fade, do you have enough fall color coming in? Some great options:  Zinnias, Rudbeckia, and Grasses.

This is Rudbeckia ‘Henry Eilers’.  These yellow starburst flowers will jump out of any garden.  It’s an upright, low maintenance plant with 2” diameter flowers…and, most importantly, it blooms from July through September.

Blooms are 2' in diameter

Blooms are 2′ in diameter

And here is one of my favorite grasses…Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’.  Topped with plumes in September and will even provide some winter interest.  It will get 4 feet tall and 1.5 feet wide, making a strong vertical statement in any garden.

 

Blue-Green Foliage with Plumes in September

Blue-Green Foliage with Plumes in September

Don’t have a garden but want one? Just start small. Here are a few tips:

  • Test and amend the soil.
  • Put the right plants in the right spot (sun-lovers together).
  • Mulching is important to maintain soil moisture levels, prevent weeds and help keep soil temperatures cooler.
  • Consider investing in a drip-watering system.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

If you would like to get some help, please contact our gardeners.  They love to talk about flowers!

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