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We’re crazy about Salvia


There are few gardens that don’t have at least one salvia growing in them. Whether you have sun or shade, a dry garden or lots of rainfall, there’s an annual salvia that you’ll find indispensable. All attract hummingbirds, especially the red ones, and are great picks for hot, dry sites where you want tons of color all season. Most salvias don’t like cool weather, so plant them outdoors after all danger of frost has passed.

Care:
Light: Sun, Part Sun
Plant Type: Annual, Herb
Plant Height: 1-3 feet tall
Plant Width: 1 foot wide
Landscape Uses: Containers, Beds & Borders
Special Features: Flowers, Fragrant, Dried Flowers, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Easy to Grow

For additional information:
http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/annual/salvia/


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Is it really summer?!

Now I realize that our depressing weather has us all thinking about fall with a groan but I have to tell you that some exciting changes are in store for both our Lynnwood and Everett locations.

As we speak, our backrooms are loaded with boxes that have just arrived. I’ve always been one that can’t stand the wrapped boxes under the tree (because I just want to know what’s in them!!) so I’ve been peaking in every one. Let me tell you, there’s LOTS of really cute things in there!!

Keep your eyes open for you’ll start to see Halloween decorations emerging in the store. We’ll be loaded with all new items this year from 3’ tall witchy hats to striped witch boot containers. I’ve even heard rumors of webs and giant spiders too… eeek!


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Black-Eyed Susans

Black-eyed susans are long-blooming perennials and one of the most common wildflowers grown. They have daisy-like flower heads and deep brown-purple centers. These flowers can tolerate tough conditions and are good for cut flowers; they are also good for borders or in containers.

Planting

§  Plant seeds in moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

§  Black-eyed susans grow to be between 1 and 3 feet tall and can spread between 12 to 18 inches, so plant seeds closer to prevent lots of spreading or plant further apart to make a nice border.

Care

§  Check your plants regularly to see if they need watering. Make sure they don’t dry out.

§  Divide your plants every 3 to 4 years to ensure healthy plants and to prevent excessive spreading.

§  Be sure to remove faded/dead flowers to prolong blooming.

§  You can cut back black-eyed susans after they flower and a second, smaller bloom may occur in late fall.


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Peonies are in bloom!

Peonies are in bloom!

Nothing is more elegant than the gentle unfurl of an early summer Peony. With their subtle and sweet scent, they grace us with their simple beauty.

We have a warehouse full of peonies this week! Colors range from deep magenta, to creamy white and the palest of blush pink. There are so many ways to enjoy peonies… Create a stunning bridal bouquet, add just a few to your favorite arrangement to elevate the fragrance, fill a vase with nothing but big open blooms of peonies or simply float a single, bloom in a shallow dish of water.

Give us a call and ask for them to be added to your arrangement or stop by and pick up a bunch to bring home but whatever you do… don’t forget to bury your nose in the center and take in that delightful fragrance!


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Succulents!

Succulents are easy to grow, require little water and maintenance and usually have vibrant blooms. Succulents thrive specifically in arid conditions, but can be grown almost anywhere, under almost any conditions. If you don’t have the greenest thumb, succulents are a great choice and come in a vast array of colors, shapes and sizes. Unlike other plants, succulents don’t need daily watering; I only water mine once a week and they look amazing. Popular varieties of succulents include aloe, cacti, sedums and jade plants. My personal favorite is the Echeveria (shown in the picture).