A Weather Relief

The cool down is a welcome relief from the hot weather we have been experiencing the last couple of weeks.  Hopefully you have been able to keep us with a little extra watering?  It will make all the difference in how your beautiful flowers are growing.

With the cool down, don’t get caught watering more than you need to.  Now is the perfect opportunity to allow your flower pots and new landscape plantings to dry out a little between irrigation applications.  Lower temperatures allow your plants to relax and actually grow rather than just survive.  Allowing the soil to dry out a little bit encourages the root system to seek out water.  As the root system is more active, this encourages new growth of stems, leaves and new buds and flowers.

Keep an eye on your plants and don’t go overboard, it is still a warm summer and all pots and new plants will still require regular irrigation applications going forward.  This is just a little breather.

The Creek Side Container Garden and Hanging Basket selection is still very good.  Big, full, colorful flowers available to spruce up your porch or patio.  Perfect option if you are getting a late start due to being out of town or live at a higher elevation.  Grown Fresh plants in prime condition!

Enjoy BOGO savings this week on the 4.5” pots of annuals and 6 pack bedding plants.  Use these plants to fill in the last few bare spaces in your garden or planters.  Or use them to create brand new containers using the thriller, filler, spiller planting technique.  Ask your Green Team professional about it, we will show you how.

Early to mid-summer perennials and shrubs coming into bloom now along the Perennial Pathway and Woodland Walk.  Are you experiencing a little shortage of color in your landscape?  These would be the selections to help keep your landscape colorful at this time of the year.

Perennials blooming now: Jupiters Beard, Daylilies, Scabiosa, Veronica, Yarrow, Catmint, Gaillardia, Coreopsis, Campanula, Geranium, Dwf Bee Balm

Shrubs blooming now: Potentilla, Spirea, Sweetspire, Barberry, Scotch Broom, Boxwood (not blooming, looks great in shade)