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Queen of the Vines

CLEMATIS

Bring royalty to your garden with the beloved flowering vine, Clematis. This deciduous plant is without a doubt the most versatile vine you can grow. Few other perennial vines offer such a wide range of bloom colors, shapes, and bloom seasons. This easy-to-grow, climbing vine is cherished for its incredible flowers and is a perfect choice for both the seasoned or beginner gardener. Clematis comes in an array of colors including white, pink, purple, red, blue, yellow and bi-color. Bloom periods range from spring, summer, with some varieties flowering summer through fall. It's well suited to all types and sizes of gardens, from large or small, and formal or casual. Depending on the variety, vines can grow to heights anywhere from 1-25 feet; however, clematis may be pruned to keep a desired shape or form. Often you will see these beauties cascading over walls and fences or meandering up trellises, pillars, mailboxes, lampposts, or even arching elegantly over doorways. Some varieties even make a dazzling ground cover. Clematis is stunning when used alone or when several different colored varieties are mixed together. Most varieties grow best in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. So let clematis, queen of the vines, reign supreme this spring and summer in your sunny garden!

One of our favorites this season is the new Sapphire Indigo™ Clematis. With a nearly continuous blooming habit, this compact vine will provide stunning masses of large sapphire blue flowers over a long season. It can be trained as a climber or grown as a showy, shrubby groundcover with no support. This outstanding new selection is perfect in containers and stunning when featured in a hanging basket.

photo courtesy of Monrovia

Sunshine and Blooms

CAREFREE & COLORFUL STELLA D'ORO DAYLIILIES

The quintessential repeat bloomer, daylilies, are one of the easiest and most maintenance-free flowers to grow in the garden. Daylilies are available in an array of colors. The most recognizable color is yellow and the Stella d' Oro is our top pick. Translated as "star of gold", these flowers are a star indeed. You'll love their fragrant, ruffled flowers that bloom every day late spring through summer. The showy, trumpet-shaped blooms boast deep golden yellow flowers that measure about 2 ½ inches across. Each plant stands about 18-24 inches high with strappy, green foliage.

This spring and summer bloomer thrives in the heat and sunshine. Plant in full-sun and will drained soil. Stella is Ideal in small space gardens, in containers on patios or planted together in large numbers for a carefree and colorful ground cover. It will boast blooms May through July attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. We love pairing this garden classic with Crepe Myrtles, Lantana, and Homestead Purple Verbena.

TIP: Throughout the blooming cycle, remove the spent flower stems to tidy up the plant.

It's all about the color

SPRINGTIME FAVORITES IN EVERY COLOR

Set a spring scene inside and out. From the graceful to the bold, these blooms are perfect center stage on your table or to add a springy warm welcome to your entrance or patio. These bunny-approved blooms in all the colors of the rainbow will make your Easter “egg-tra” special.

Shades of White
• Calla Lily
• Peace Lily
• Candytuft
• Orchids

Pretty Pinks
• Orchids
• Pink Dianthus
• Geraniums
• Mini Roses
• Camellias
• Candytuft

Sunwashed Yellows
• Pink Lemonade Petunias
• Gerbera Daisies
• Daffodils
• Orchids
• Bush Daisies
• Forsythia

Vibrant Violets
• Scabiosa
• Purple Alyssum
• Pericallis
• Petunias

Gorgeous Greens
• Mexican Feather Grass
• Ferns
• Tillandsia
• Green Spike

TIP: Remember any outside plant can be brought indoors to add a burst of color, and don’t be afraid to try something a little out of the ordinary. We love our Spring Herb Planter too that’s not only a real departure from the usual spring blooms but is aromatic as well. And best all, the herbs can be harvested for months to come!

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