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Posts tagged annuals

Your Houseplant is an Annual in Disgu...

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These crotons provide a blast of color, indoors or out. Outdoors, Cissus discolor grows best in shade or part shade. Who hasn’t brought a houseplant or two outdoors for an open-air, summer vacation? Every summer I hang plants from the branches of my dogwood where they thrive in dappled light and benefit from the summer rains. Many of ou [...]

Jennifer’s Journal: Planting fo...

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A row of sunflowers can become a temporary privacy hedge. June 5 I have been planting like mad! Almost every bed has been planted with so many goodies, including tons of tomatoes, cucumbers on a trellis, and vertical icebox watermelons. Next project: I’m off to solve some privacy screening issues. I’d like to grow a vegetative scr [...]

If Not Impatiens, What? Shady Solutio...

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This combination features New Guinea impatiens, a type of impatiens that is not affected by the disease. Featured plants: Infinity White New Guinea impatiens, variegated sweet flag (Acorus gramineus), white licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare) and Green spice heuchera. Photos: Courtesy of Proven Winners Have you heard about the new disease [...]

Nasturtiums: Too Much of a Good Thing...

Nasturtiums
This mass of nasturtiums demonstrates that it’s possible to have too much of a good thing — or, perhaps, too many kinds of a good thing. Planted together here are: Cherries Jubilee in the foreground, Peach Melba Superior in the middle ground, and Creamsicle at the back. To see more nasturtiums, watch my slideshow. As seed catalogs begin [...]

Where the Garden Meets the Street

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Brugmansias, stealing the show.Every summer, the front border at our house is reserved for a display of annuals. It’s beside the sidewalk on one of Burlington’s main thoroughfares, so we want it to be special. This year, my partner designed a border that features brugmansias and other plants in hot colors, including a Chinese bana [...]

Go Long!

Go Long!
When it comes to windowboxes, the more-is-better philosophy rings true. More is indeed better! One of Nate’s extra-long windowboxes, which are 9’8″ long, divided by three inserts of galvanized sheet metal. Nate and Stacy chose a harmonious blend of colors. These two boxes hold annual vines [...]

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