Plants that are new on the horizon
One of the greatest pleasures I get out of my chosen profession is getting to meet with the local growers and distributors of plants and flowers. Therein that interaction I often get an introduction into the latest developments of floral species, with new habits, colors and so forth. Some may be hard to find, many are not.
This then is a short list of some interesting varieties of new and seldom used flowers suitable for seasonal color and container gardening.
Donna Dorsey’s Six Chosen Favorites
A creeping zinnia. It is very low maintenance and extremely heat tolerant. Plant grows 6”-10” and can get as wide as 20”. A great plant for the money! Deadheading is not necessary. The new flowers cover the old flowers up so quickly that there is no need for deadheading. Got to love it! Sun
Colorful blooms break up the gray winter days! Right now daffodils, hyacinth and tulips, English daisies and ranunculus and putting smiles on our faces with their warm weather welcoming colors and fragrances. As the growing season begins, more and more plants arrive from which to choose. While our cool season early spring annuals and seasonal color are arriving weekly, soon we will have alyssum, bacopa, annual phlox, calendula, forget-me-nots, petunia, nasturtiums and much much more.
It’s time to garden again.