There's no better way to add color to your gardens than with annuals.
That's especially true in my Zone 5 gardens
where the Summer's are HOT
and the Winter's are FREEZING.
I've been on a planting frenzy...
Just a "Few" of our Empty Pots
Our gardens are getting ready for a
and we've been planting for weeks.
Our EMPTY POTS tell the story
I've counted 213.
That's a lot of time on my knees.
here's a sneak peek at some of the ANNUALS we've planted
in preparation for the big day.
Enjoy the Parade!
Verbena 'Lanai Peach'
These dainty little bouquets of blooms accent the rocks
in my perennial garden.
I've also added them to several of my Container Gardens...
love the way they trail down the pots!
Zonal Geranium 'Blush Peach'
Sun to Part Shade
13 inches Tall
Geraniums are always a favorite of mine...
they seem to enjoy our HOT Summer days.
They do require dead heading
but I find the weekly task quite enjoyable
in the cool of the morning.
Hiemalis Begonia 'Camilla'
I've planted Camilla under the Redbuds
in filtered sunlight.
They brighten an otherwise dark portion of our landscape
and thank us for the shade
by giving us an endless supply of blooms.
Begonia 'Olympia Sprint Pink'
these tiny blooms...
they do best in my gardens in part shade.
Vinca 'Pacifica Polka Dot'
10 - 14 inches
My "go to" bloom for the corners of my gardens
that receive little water.
They thrive in the heat and are drought tolerant once established.
And besides that,
they are just plain cute, don't you think?
No matter your color scheme,
there is always a coleus to match.
I plant these as companions to the begonias in my garden.
Pinch the flowers as they bloom...
they detract from the glory of the leaves.
Lantana 'Bandito Rose"
10 - 12 inches
I've fallen in love with Lantana.
Their bright colors and sweet scent have captured my heart.
I've planted several varieties this year.
Zonal Geranium 'Classic Blush Pink'
Another geranium to love.
One can never have too many, you know.
That's a taste of what we're up to.
So much more to do...
Are you noticing a color theme here?
Next post we'll highlight the BLUES.