Monday, January 14, 2013

Plants to Try in Your Garden This Year

It's a new year which means it's time to start planning your 2013 garden. While it's good to keep old favorites in the garden, it's also important to spice it up and try something new. We've found our favorite 5 plants to try this year in your garden!

Superbena did particularly well in last year's scorching temperatures, given proper watering. To say these plants are heat tolerant is not an exaggeration in the slightest.

Vinca- "Jams 'N Jellies Blackberry"
This is another heat tolerant plant, that was the 2012 AAS Flower Award winner. These beautiful little bloom is a very dark purple hue, and can turn almost black in some areas. These are recommended to be planted near blue, pink, white, or lavender blossoms, to enhance it's natural color.

Brunnera macrophylla- "Jack Frost"
This plant does best in the shady section of your lawn. It does best with shade and well drained and watered soil. This plant is similar to a hosta, with tiny blue flowers. It's a beautiful addition to any yard or garden.

Muhlenbergia capillaris- "Muhly Grass"
This pink and airy grass is great for spicing ups a driveway or path, and definitely add some original gardening flair to any area. This plant does well in poorly drained soil, and they can do well in either full or partial sunlight. It is heat tolerant, but prefers to be well watered.

Mocca Scarlet Tuberous Begonia
Another positive lovely, heat tolerant blossom, this flower has a simply beautiful bloom. This plant requires partial to full shade. You can also dig up the tubers and save them for replanting next year!

These are just a couple we've picked for this year- what are planning on planting this year? Let us know!

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