GARY'S GARDEN TIPS // MAY 27, 2013
If you want a fast growing annual that does well in hot dry conditions, then you should consider lantana. These can be planted in hanging baskets, window boxes, or the main attraction in the flower bed. They prefer to be on the dry side with only light feedings of fertilizer. They have bi-colored flowers in shades of pink, orange, yellow, red, and white.
My pic this week for a shady area is the non-stop begonia. These can be grown in filtered shade. They prefer moist, but not soggy soil. Fertilize weekly with a quarter solution of "Age Old Bloom". The blossoms are very showy. These also do well in a hanging basket or container. When bluegrass develops seed heads, it may look like a weed getting started. Don't worry, because after about 2-weeks, it will return to normal.
We have our pond plants available now. Water lilies, hyacinths, and many bog plants. We also have algaecides, pumps and other accessories for starting a new pond.
Please note that we will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day Holiday.