Posts Tagged ‘annuals’

Superbells™ Lemon Slice

Superbells™ Lemon Slice

A 2013 must have annual! Superbells™ Lemon Slice is a wonderful new addition to the Proven Winners® family of plants. The bi colored, yellow and white flower, is a breeding breakthrough. Lemon Slice is a great choice for combination planters. Mix with Superbells™ White and Ipomoea ‘Sweet Caroline Light Green’, together these great plants make “Sugar Cookie” combination!

Superbells™ Lemon Slice has a mounding trailing habit. It stands 8-10 inches tall and can spread  and trail up to 12 inches. Superbells™ prefer to be grown in a full sun to part shade location. Once established they an tolerate a little drought., although we do recommend that you water your plants daily and fertilize every 1-2 weeks during the summer.  Superbells™ Lemon Slice attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. The first year out, Superbells™ Lemon Slice has been chosen by P Allen Smith to be a part of his Platinum Collection.

 

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Superbells® Cherry Star Calibrachoa

It was love at first sight when I first layed my eyes upon this new Annual from Proven Winners, Superbells® Cherry Star Calibrachoa. The intense pink color combined with the bright yellow star creates a shocking color combination. Planted alone or in combination, Superbells® Cherry Star is sure to turn a few heads. The mounding trailing habit of Cherry Star makes a statement in hanging baskets, planters and the landscape. Superbells® prefer to be planted in full sun and have well drained soil. To maintain a stunning planting all summer long we recommend using Water soluble fertilizer at least every other week. When your Calibrachoas start to look a little tired, we recommend giving them a slight trim to promote additional branching which will also encourage additional flowers. Try Planting Cherry Star with Ipomoeas, petunias, or other calibrachoa for great combinations.

 

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Are you wanting to plant that eye catching, what’s in there, out of this world combination planter but just don’t know what will look good together? Let us help by browsing  through over 40 Proven Winners Combination Planters that are in full bloom.  From The Sunrise Splender to Afternoon Delight, or the Craze of Night don’t be a Dream Chaser have a Garden Party at your Home Sweet Home. And when the Party Time is done it will be Sweet Dreams for you.

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Perennials, annuals, grasses, succulents, vegetables, and fruits. Overwhelmed with endless possibilities? Being informed will help you make the best choice for your combination containers.

Perennials are cold hardy plants that last for more than two growing seasons. Annual plants flower and die within the same growing season. Grasses can be perennial or annual and will add motion to containers. Succulents will create great texture in pots for those hot, dry, sunny areas. With too little space or too little time for a garden why not try container vegetable gardening. Even some small fruits work well on containers. Herb container gardening will offer wonderful aromas and fresh flavor in your cooking.

Perennials can stand alone in your container or be combined with colorful annuals. Graceful grasses will sway in the breeze. Pop sweet blueberries into your mouth or add delicious grape tomatoes to your salads. From simple small balcony containers to a landscape full of garden containers have fun and enjoy the endless possibilities!

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Container gardening lets you explore your creative side while offering versatility. Chose your favorite size, shape, and color container and fill it from a large selection of plants available for your choosing. Annuals, perennials, and even fruits and vegetables will fulfill your gardening wishes. Plants are available for sun or shade and with the option of decorating for the changing seasons your containers can provide year round appeal. Containers may be placed on decks and patios or along sidewalks and driveways. Containers may be grouped, placed in the landscape, or as container hanging baskets to be hung from your home or decorative plant hangers. Container gardening works well for large or small spaces, city environments or urban areas. Have fun. The possibilities are endless! Garden Crossings can answer your questions, provide combination ideas, and offers a large selection of plants. Check out our web site or stop in and see us at the garden center.

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