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Never Too Late

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It’s June and it’s hot. Are you beginning to notice which flowers you planted this spring are showing out and which ones aren’t? I am. I tried a couple of new annuals this year in my front beds and they are not enjoying the sun or the heat. But . . . it is not too late to run to your local nursery and replace those non-preforming plants.

Replacing:

  • First of all, don’t throw them out. I have found out many times that these plants just don’t like being in beds but do great in containers.
  • Dig them up with plenty of soil around them and plant them in a container with drainage.
  • Cut back and trim if needed.
  • Water well after planting and wait a week or so to fertilize.
  • Best time to transplant is early morning or evening.

Suggestions for full sun show:

  • Angelonia – “Summer Snapdragon”
  • Lantana
  • Salvia – both annuals and perennials
  • Gaura – “Butterfly Flower”
  • Geraniums
  • Sweet Potato Vines
  • Verbena
  • Coreopsis
  • Redbeckia
  • Petunia – Waves and Supertunia ®

It’s never too late to add to your garden.

Most of all . . . don’t be afraid to try something new.

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