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Hardy Perennial Hisbisus- A Dramatic Show In Any Landscape!

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12/06/2017

If you are looking for a spot in your landscape that is full sun and has good drainage, think hardy Hibiscus.  Easy growing with big showy blooms that can be the size of a plate. Available in a varieties of colors, these beauties bloom late and last into Fall.  Actual blooms only last a couple of days, but just as they die away a new round begins.

Several varieties of perennial hibiscus are very happy in the North Texas Climate.

Rose Mallow is known for the amazing size blooms giving color from June to frost.  It is a fast growing shrub with  that can grow 4 to 8ft tall in a single season. Flowers only last a day but they are prolific in blooming.

Lord Baltimore is one of the early hybrids but is a favorite among gardeners. Blooms can be up to 10 inches across that can cover a plant that is no more than 5ft.  They are also favored for their attraction of butterflies and hummingbirds.

Texas Star is rapidly becoming another favorite. This long slender hardy hibiscus attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. It likes wet areas and is perfect around ponds or in back or the middle of beds where its big blooms can peek out around other plantings. Texas Star can grow 4-7ft tall and 2-3ft wide.

Fill a sunny area with any of these favorite hardy perennial hibiscus. You will be filled with joy at the dramatic color it will bring to your landscape.

 

Easy Care Color! How To Grow Sunpatiens

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08/06/2017

How to Grow

SunPatiens can’t be beat for easy care and non-stop color. Aside from regular watering, SunPatiens are virtually maintenance free. Plant them, step back and be delighted with the results!

Baskets and Containers

  • Plant in well-drained soil if you are re-potting into larger containers or baskets
  • Incorporate a slow release fertilizer at 1/2 the label rates into the soil (if the soil you are using does not already contain fertilizer)
  • An alternative way to fertilize is to apply water-soluble fertilizer at 1/3 the label rates, as needed; do not over fertilize
  • Place containers or baskets in full sun or shade
  • Water plants well after planting and keep the media evenly moist until plants are established (7-10 days)
  • If plants wilt after they are established, simply water well and they should revive within 24 hours
  • New leaves and new flowers will cover old blooms, so you don’t need to remove old flowers or cut off older growth
  • In most cases, SunPatiens should not be cut back to control size, as it alters their natural form

In the Garden

  • Plant in well-drained soil rich in organic matter, such as compost
  • Incorporate a slow release fertilizer at 1/2 the label rates into the soil when you plant
  • An alternative way to fertilize is to apply water-soluble fertilizer at 1/3 the label rates, as needed; do not over fertilize
  • Plant in full sun or shade
  • Water plants well after planting and keep the media evenly moist until plants are established (7-10 days)
  • If plants wilt after they are established, simply water well and they should revive within 24 hours
  • In most cases, SunPatiens should not be cut back to control size as it alters their natural form; but, if Vigorous types get taller than desired in mid- to late summer, they can be cut back, taking off the top 1/3 of growth

Salvia – Easy Care Perennial and Perfect For Every Landscape

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08/06/2017

What gardener doesn’t love easy care and beautiful all at the same time?  Salvia is just that. An easy perennial, has beautiful blooms all summer long and best of all, it is drought tolerant.  Salvia in its many varieties and colors are perfect for beds, borders and containers. It’s exceptionally beautiful in a landscape planted in multiples. Salvia is also loved by birds and bees which is an added bonus.

Salvia can grow upt to 3ft tall and 1ft wide in part sun to sun.

If you have an area of landscape where you want a beautiful pop of color, Salvia is the perfect choice.

Water Wise!

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10/03/2016

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Beneficial Insects- The Good Bugs

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09/11/2015

Are you noticing holes in leaves or something chomping on your Hosta’s. It seems we are always fighting one bug or another in our garden and landscape. The fight of the “bad bug” read more →

Attract Butterflies To Make You and the Environment Happy

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09/11/2015

Take a walk around your yard, have you noticed any butterflies lately? If not, it’s time to consider how you can make that happen. read more →

Viola-Tough Petite Cousins of Pansies

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09/11/2015

Violas-petite cousins of the modern pansy that are tougher in the face of cold and heat. No garden should be without them-they just put a smile on your face.

Cold tolerant plants perfect for containers, beds, borders…wonderful to mix with spring flowering bulbs. Space violas 6-8 inches apart when planting. Violas have been known to self-seed in the garden. The blooms are edible and used in food preparation and as a beautiful garnish. Brumley Gardens recommends using a blood/bone meal mixture when planting violas and pansies. Snails and slugs love to eat violas in the landscape so control them by applying snail and slug bait every two weeks. Your violas will bloom all winter long and blooms will often last until the end of March.
Get out there and buy some colorful, cool weather violas for your gardens. Brumley Gardens has grown our own violas and pansies-they are so beautiful and here are a few of the varieties we have in stock now…Viola Penny Azure Dawn, Viola Penny Azure Twilight, Beaconsfield, Viola Penny Blue, Yellow Johnny Jump Ups, Viola Sorbet Mixed, Viola Sorbet Purple, Viola Sorbet Orange, Viola Sorbet Purple Face, Viola Sorbet Orchid Rose, Viola Sorbet White…just to name a few.

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