Crackling Fire® Begonia is an exciting new series from Suntory® Collection offering fast, showy and strong colors. They are easy-to-grow bedding plants with naturally compact and upright growth.They are premium varieties which thrive in both fully and partly sunny conditions. They offer a wide range of consumer benefits: Innovative, stylish new begonia series for gardenersAvailable in four distinctive colorsFlowers continuously until autumn frosts Self-cleaning and low maintenanceDrought resistantUse in patio pots, baskets and window boxes
cientific Name : OsteospermumecklonisCommon Name : African DaisyHardiness Degree : 32°F (0.0°C)Blooming Season : Spring, AutumnPlant Habit : UprightSpacing : 12 - 16" (30 - 41cm)Height : 10 - 16" (25 - 41cm)Width : 14 - 20" (36 - 51cm)Exposure : SunGrower Information : Inspired by the colors of Zion National Park in Utah, this series features distinctive, novel colors. Large flowers on plants with excellent branching and full, mounded habits have great consumer appeal. Now available as callused cuttings.Protection Information : 'KLEOE11186' PPAF
Canna‘South Pacific Scarlet’ F1Canna generalis•First F1hybrid canna from seed•Large, showy scarlet 4.5-inch flowers•Statuesque specimen plant 4-5 feet tall•Vigorous plant blooms all summerAllow 'South Pacific' to add a touch of the tropics to your garden with showy, 4-inch flowers that bloom all summer long in a delicious shade of scarlet. Large leafed statuesque plants reach 4 to 5 feet tall providing a back-of-the-border focal point.
Stunning first-year flowering echinacea produces a delightful mix of flower colors on well branched, durable plants sure to please the color preferences of any gardener.Echinacea‘Cheyenne Spirit’Echinacea hybrida•Vivid mix of flower colors •Stunning first-year flowering perennial •Blooms mid-summer through fall •Durable plant 26-32 inches tall
Unique flower coloration on numerous beautiful 5-inch long-lasting blooms. Deep green foliage with dark zones provides striking contrast in pots or beds.
Excellent tasting, vigorous 7 foot tall indeterminate cherry tomato with high resistance to Late Blight.
Piel-de-sapo (santa clause meoln) type melon with a unique sweet-tart taste.
The first ever hybrid, triploid seedless watermelon to win the AAS Award.
Very floriferous double flowered zinnia in a warm new salmon color. Holds color well, and blooms continuously from late spring through fall with good disease tolerance.
Keeps flowering continuously from late spring through fall. Beautiful rich rose double flower with good disease resistance
Edible architecture in its own right, cauliflower is a summertime pleasure, offering up a delicately nutty, buttery flavor and loads of vitamins and minerals. This premium variety boasts hefty heads 18"-wide. Provides outstanding performance in the garden and containers, with good heat tolerance and nice leaf cover for blanching curds.Spread: 16-18 inchesHeight: 20-22 inchesThinning: 12 inches Days to Maturity: 62 daysSowing Method: Direct Sow/Indoor Sow An all-around pleasure to grow. Small branching plants are highly ornamental in hanging baskets and patio pots, where the long bunches of fruit look like Christmas decorations in the middle of July. Loads of small 1-1 ½" fruits mature to a sweet, bright cherry red and are quick to pick in handfuls and eat like grapes. A great size to use when preparing appetizers, too.Sun: Full Sun Sowing Method: Indoor Sow Days to Maturity: 65 daysHeight: 18-24 inchesSpread: 12 inchesEggplant, Shooting Stars An excellent choice for containers, the garden, or both. Burpee ExclusiveWe all know about edible landscaping, well how about edible jewelry? This elegant, delicately striped, vivid purple eggplant would make a magnificent pendant. The lovely 3-4”-long purple fruit from 2.5'-tall plants taste as good as they look. Gorgeous in both garden and kitchen! Spread: 20 inchesHeight: 30 inchesThinning: 20 inches Days to Maturity: 57 daysSowing Method: Indoor Sow Corn, On Deck HybridThe first-ever sweet corn you can grow in a container. Burpee ExclusiveAnd now on deck … sweet corn! Ever so tasty breakthrough bicolor variety is perfectly sized—4-5' tall—to spend the summer on your deck, patio, or terrace, adding vertical interest as well as producing two to three delicious 7-8" long ears per stalk. This first-ever container-ready corn is a revolution—one you can enjoy from the comfort of your patio. Simply plant 9 seeds per 24" container and get ready to harvest in about 2 months! Supersweet (Sh2). Special notice: Due to unprecedented customer demand for new “On Deck” Sweet Corn our seed supplies are running very low. To ensure that every interested gardener can buy a packet, we have reduced the seed per pack to 30 seeds and also reduced the price to just $3.95. Spread: 12-18 inchesHeight: 4-5 feetThinning: 6 inches Days to Maturity: 61-63 daysSowing Method: Direct Sow
3 12 annuals to add to your arsenal
Annuals to Addto your ArsenalTerri James
Why Add Annuals to Your Arsenal? Addition of full season color Filler for bare spots in garden Seasonal Interest
Abutilon – Flowering Maple Voodoo Fairy Coral Red Melon Sorbet
Where to find the latest & greatest? All America Selection www.all-americaselections.org Grimes Proven Winners www.provenwinners.com Colorado State Annual Trails www.flowertrials.colostate.edu
All-America Selection Zinnia Profusion Double Hot Cherry
Also look for Perennials! Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Great Plants® Perennial Plant Association Perennial Plant of the Year Plant Select® All-America Rose Selections American Hosta Society
For 2013 … Great Plants Program Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula rubra ‘Venusta’) Hill’s Oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis) Border Pine (Pinus strobiformis) Redwing American Cranberrybush Viburnum (Viburnum trilbum ‘Redwing’) Blue Heaven Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium Blue Heaven)
Now that your have your list! What are you going to do with all of these plants? 1. Place them in open spots of your flower beds 2. Containers a. Hanging Baskets b. Window boxes c. Pots
How to CreateShow StoppingContainers!For all Four Seasons!
Planning Find great containers For big pots use a filler in the bottom Use good potting soil Mulch, cans, Bark, peat moss, Styrofoam peanuts pearlite, vermiculite Use hardscape items Use a slow release Trellis, obelisk, woody fertilizer stems Steal ideas!
For 2013 … Try something different for a container Hollow out a pumpkin and plant some mums in it Fairy Gardens Reuse a pallet for a vertical garden Your imagination is your limit
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