3 12 annuals to add to your arsenal

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  • 3 12 annuals to add to your arsenal

    1. 1. Annuals to Addto your ArsenalTerri James
    2. 2. Why Add Annuals to Your Arsenal?  Addition of full season color  Filler for bare spots in garden  Seasonal Interest
    3. 3. Abutilon – Flowering Maple  Voodoo  Fairy Coral Red  Melon Sorbet
    4. 4. Acalypha - Copperleaf
    5. 5. Acalypha - Copperleaf  Sizzle Scissors  Beyond Paradise
    6. 6. Alternenthera – Joseph’s Coat
    7. 7. Begoina -
    8. 8. Begoina -  Baby wing  Angle wing  Bonfire  Big series  Green & bronze leaf
    9. 9. For 2013 …  Begonia Crackling Fire Series  Creamy Yellow  Orange  Pink  White
    10. 10. Canna floridata.comimages.mooseyscountrygarden.com missouriplants.com
    11. 11. Carex - Sedges mountaincrestgardens.comcalfloranursery.com anniesannuals.com
    12. 12. Cleome – Not the OldFashioned
    13. 13. Coleus -
    14. 14. For 2013 …  ColorBlaze Keystone Kopper
    15. 15. Colacasia – Elephant Ear
    16. 16. Colacasia – Elephant Ear Blackstem Jack’s Giant
    17. 17. Cordyline  Red Star mooseyscountrygarden.com pendernursery.com
    18. 18. Cuphea – Cigar Plant
    19. 19. Cuphea – Cigar Plant  Firecracker  Batface  Mexican Heatherextension.iastate.edu  Caribbean Sunset mexicohorse.com monchesfarm.com
    20. 20. Eragrostis – Love Grass  Wind Dancer  Purple Love Grass
    21. 21. chilternseeds.co.uk Erigeron – Mexican Daisy Yes, this is a weed, to some flickr.com
    22. 22. Eupatorium – Elegant Feather hardys-plants.co.uk
    23. 23. Euphorbia -  Diamond Frost  Breathless Blush
    24. 24. pendernursery.com Gaura - o Ballerina Roseclwa.org
    25. 25. Geranium -
    26. 26. Hibicus - Annualo Maple Sugar
    27. 27. Impatiens -  Various colors  Fusion series  Exotic Sunset
    28. 28. For 2013 …  New Guinea Strike Series  Variegated foliage  Compact  Colors  Orange  Orchid  Pink  Plum  Salmon  White
    29. 29. Ipomoea – Sweet Potato Vine
    30. 30. Ipomoea – Sweet Potato Vine
    31. 31. Lantana -
    32. 32. Lantana -  Lucky series  Red Hot  Peach  Flame  Bandana Red
    33. 33. Melinis – Ruby Grass
    34. 34. Millet -  Jester  Jade Princess  Purple Barron hortgardenstoday.blogspot.com
    35. 35. Musa / Ensete – Banana
    36. 36. Pennisetum – Fountain Grasses  Purple Fountain  Bunny tails  Prince  Princess
    37. 37. Pentas -
    38. 38. Ornamental Peppers -
    39. 39. Osteospermum  Asti Series  White  Lavender  Purple  Asti Mix
    40. 40. For 2013 …  Osteo Zion Red  Series has good heat  Does not melt out
    41. 41. Perilla – Beefsteak Plant
    42. 42. Perilla – Beefsteak Plant  Magilla Purple  Magilla Vanilla
    43. 43. For 2013 …  Petunia ‘Queen bee’  Dark purple and yellow  Lots of variation
    44. 44. For 2013 …  Petunia Crazytunia Series  Pulse  Star Jubilee  Red Blues  Mandeville  Cherry Cheesecake  Black Mamba
    45. 45. Plectranthus - Spurflowers  Variegated  Silver Shield  Mona Lavender  Swedish Ivy
    46. 46. Purslane – Yes, another weed! flickr.com davesgarden.com
    47. 47. Rudbeckia -  Cherry Brandy ozarksgardens.com martinseebergardendesign.co.uk
    48. 48. Salvia - Black-n-Blue Dancing Flame Evolution – AAS Winner Summer Jewel Red & Pink  AAS winners
    49. 49. Stipta – Ponytail Grass
    50. 50. Strobilanthes – Persian Shield
    51. 51. Talinum paniculatum - Limòn whiteflowerfarm.com
    52. 52. Verbena -
    53. 53. For 2013 …  VerbenaLanai Lime Green  Mounding Habit  Verbena Lanai Candy Cane
    54. 54. Zinnia -  Profusion Series
    55. 55. 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
    56. 56. All-AmericaSelection
    57. 57. All-America Selection - 2013  Canna South Pacific Scarlet
    58. 58. All-America Selection - 2013  Echinacea Cheyenne Spirit
    59. 59. All-America Selection - 2013  GeraniumPinto Premium White to Rose
    60. 60. All-America Selection - 2013  Tomato – Jasper F¹
    61. 61. All-America Selection - 2013  Melon Melemon
    62. 62. All-America Selection - 2013  Watermelon Harvest Moon
    63. 63. All-America Selection - 2013  Zinnia Profusion Double Deep Salmon
    64. 64. All-America Selection  Zinnia Profusion Double Hot Cherry
    65. 65. 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
    66. 66. 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)
    67. 67. 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
    68. 68. How to CreateShow StoppingContainers!For all Four Seasons!
    69. 69. 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!
    70. 70. For 2013 … Color of the year  Emerald
    71. 71. When planting think o Thriller o Filler o Spillerwww.thrillersfillersandspillers.com
    72. 72. Spring!  Pansy  Cabbage  Chard  Heuchera  Viola  Tiarella (Foamflower) Photos: Proven Winners
    73. 73. Summer Photos: Terri James
    74. 74. Summer  Fillers  Plectranthus  Ponytail grass  Thriller  Persian shield  Cana  Peppers  Cordyline  Lantana Banana  Geranium Spillers   Euphorbia  Plectranthus  Elephant Ears  Begonia  Wind Dancer - grass  Sweet potato vine
    75. 75. Common Fillers
    76. 76. Uncommon Fillers -  Swiss Chard  Peppers  Eggplant  Tomatoes  Okra  Artichokes
    77. 77. Patio Gardening  Cauliflower, Attribute Hybrid  Peppers, Sweet Red Popper  Eggplant, Shooting Star  Lettuce Blends  Herbs  Corn
    78. 78. Summer
    79. 79. Fall  Keep things that will take the cool weather  Grasses  Add  Mums  Artificial flower picks  Scarecrows  Mini pumpkins
    80. 80. Fall
    81. 81. Winter
    82. 82. Winter Trim shrubs for color and texture interest  Red dogwood  Yellow dogwood  Curly willow  Gentility trim shrubs for greens  Add  Pines  Pinecones  Yews  Snowflakes  Junipers  Christmas ornaments
    83. 83. Winter
    84. 84. 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
    85. 85. Questions Terri James  tjames2@unl.edu  402/472-8973  Slideshare.net
    86. 86. Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture and NaturalResources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln cooperatingwith the Counties and the United States Department ofAgriculture.University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programsabide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University ofNebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department ofAgriculture.

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