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NEW Pomegranate Punch Million Bells

Easy to grow and easy to love. This bold new million bell will take center stage in your garden this spring and summer. With rich, velvety red flowers and a black eye this constant bloomer is a star performer. Million bells create endless possibilities in the landscape and containers. Plant this bold annual in full sun and enjoy it's rich velvety red flowers with a black eye. The plants are low-maintenance with no deadheading needed. They will do best if fertilized in a regular basis. With superb color, heat tolerance and disease resistance, this one will put on quite a show all summer long!

As the season goes on the plants can sometimes just start to look open and not as good. This can happen even if they are being watered and fertilized correctly. Fortunately this is very simple to fix. Grab a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears and give the plants an all over trim. This will cause them to branch out more and should stimulate new growth and flowering, especially if you fertilize right after trimming them back. Just like your hair looks a lot better after a trim, your plants often will too. You will sacrifice flowers for a few days, but the plants should come back flowering more than ever shortly.Trim back in late July or early August to extend them into early fall.

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Petunia Palooza

OUR FAVORITE TUNIA's

This springtime favorite has gone crazy. In celebration of Petunia Party we have searched far and wide for some of the craziest ‘tunias around. Check out what we have before they are gone.

FLAMINGO - Soft pink flowers with deep rose veining. This fast-growing, cascading beauty is the perfect choice for containers.

HEAVENLY BLUE - Bright, color-drenched shades of lavender-blue, varying from deep violet to lighter lilac. The petals are wonderfully wavy.

BLUERIFIC - Vibrant blues and purple, give these one-of-a kind blooms shades of color all summer long. A mounding/spreading habit makes it perfect in containers or in the landscape.

BANANA - Creamy white trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow center at the ends of the stems, makes this spreading petunia a-peeling.

POPCORN -Creamy white trumpet-shaped flowers with a buttery yellow throat. This mounding petunia is the perfect choice for containers and hanging baskets.

PINK LEMONADE - Pink blooms with a pop of yellow in the center. This trailing petunia is just the thing for patio containers, window boxes, hanging baskets or planted in the landscape.

CRAZYTUNIA TERRACOTTA - Unique yellow, bronze and pink bi-color blooms, this petunia has an upright, mounding habit

CRAZYTUNIA KNIGHTRIDER - Bright yellow trumpet-shaped blooms with a splash of dark purple. Knightrider has a mounding growth habit and flowers continuously throughout the summer

CRAZYTUNIA CHERRY CHEESECAKE - White petunias with red stripes makes this a standout in the garden. With a mounding habit this flamboyant petunia truly makes a statement in a container.

CHA-CHING CHERRY - Bright jewel tones of deep red outline a central star that appears pale pink or white from a distance. The blooms crowd along mounded, compact plants that burst forth from baskets, planters, and window boxes.

CRAZYTUNIA BITTER LEMON - Lemon yellow blooms with green foliage make this a garden treat. The mounding habit of this petunia makes it perfect

PEPPY LAVENDER SHADES - Striking purple-lavender and white striped flowers bloom continuously against deep green foliage. With a vigorous, trailing growth habit they are great in mixed containers.

SILVERBERRY - Silvery pink petunias with a vigorous, mounding habit are perfect in the landscape, blooms all season, and are low maintenance.

RASPBERRY BLAST - Bubblegum pink blooms edged in deep cerise violet will make you say 'Wow'. Its trailing habit and low maintenance makes it a winner for both baskets and beds.

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Get Going with Geraniums

As one of the most reliable plants in the garden, growing these annual flowers couldn’t be easier. With a distinctive bloom and ruffly, textured leaves, geraniums give big color all spring and summer long. There's lots of choices when it comes to color and variety. Used alone or mixed with other plants, geraniums have earned a spot at the head of the spring flower class.

BROCADE GERANIUMS - Leaves of these geraniums make quite a statement on their own. Leaves often have combinations of color including green, white, yellow, coral or burgundy. They can be either splotched or banded in the contrasting color and the varieties available are Catalina, Indian Dunes, Mrs Pollock, and Vancouver. We offer the Brocade series and just like a tapestry, the leaves weave together a beautiful story between their beautiful blooms and foliage.

CALLIOPE GERANIUMS - This hybrid offers vibrant traditional color and heat tolerance. They prefer full sun, but tolerate partial shade just fine. Calliope is a vigorous grower with deep green foliage. These blooms are available in dark red, hot pink and lavender rose and are an excellent choice for hanging baskets and window boxes as they have a semi-trailing growth habit.

CALIENTE GERANIUMS - Just as their name suggests, the color of this geranium is truly hot! A hybrid between zonal and ivy geraniums, this little gem will offer flower power all the way through the hottest heat of summer. Available in all the hot, bold shades of the season like hot coral and orange, they are sure to turn up the heat all summer long. With a spreading, mounding growth habit, Caliente varieties perform well in baskets and large pots or as a spreading plant in your spring and summer landscape.

SURVIVOR SERIES GERANIUMS - Known for its uniform growth habit, strong vigor and superior branching this geranium packs the punch for blooms. Large headed flowers will go throughout the summer in bold colors of fuchsia, hot pink, salmon and white. Pinch for compact growth and remove faded blooms to encourage reblooming.

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Garden Classics

Geraniums are truly a garden classic. Did you know that two types of geraniums exist? Garden Geraniums (also called Seed Geraniums) and Zonal Geraniums. Choosing the right type for the garden depends on several factors and there are reasons to grow both depending on personal preference and where you are going to be using them.

Garden Geraniums are ideally suited for use in flower beds, where you may need many plants to fill the space. Zonal Geraniums are most often used in pots and combination planters where you are looking for a “star” in the container. Here are the differences between the two:

GARDEN GERANIUMS:

We offer Pinto Garden Geraniums, an improved seed geranium which has won awards for garden performance. This is a good series for gardeners wanting to plant geraniums in their flower beds or in containers especially in multiples. The colors we offer here are red, pink and white.

  • Grown from seed
  • Limited selection of colors - red, pink and white
  • Grown in a 4-inch square pot (18 plants per tray)

regularly $1.99, SALE PRICE: 4 for $5

ZONAL GERANIUMS:

  • Grown from cuttings, allowing for consistency in the variety
  • Wide range of vibrant colors including dark red, hot pink, violet, white, tangerine and more
  • Grown in a round pot (8 to 15 plants per tray)
  • The name zonal comes from the dark eye zone in the leaf.
  • These are the traditional geraniums, large flowers, upright plants and very showy. Series includes Americana, Allure, Survivor, Savannah, and Brocade (which have variegated leaves)

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The Perfect Partner

BACOPA 'Giant Snowflake'

The perfect partner, Bacopa, compliments geraniums and any other thriller plants used in container combinations. The large white five-petaled flowers grow on long slender branches and will spill out of the containers they are planted in and fill in all the spaces. Vigorous and easy to grow, Bacopa prefers morning sun and afternoon shade but can tolerate anything from full sun to partial shade, as long as it does not dry out. We recommend planting it in hanging baskets, combination containers and window boxes. It is self-cleaning with no deadheading necessary.