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Heather's Helpful Hint

Adding Summer Color to Your Garden
June 23, 2011

Nothing is quite as satisfying this time of year as color in your garden. All the broadleaf shrubs like azalea, rhododendron, and laurel have long since lost their blossoms along with spring flowering trees, but now the color is found in summer blooming shrubs, perennials, annuals and tropicals. There are so many colors and shades of color that your choices are unlimited.

Sometimes that makes for chaos in your garden and often a customer will tell us that they love each individual plant they purchased but when they put them all together, it just doesn't work. You can avoid that outcome by selecting a color scheme and choosing plants that complement each other. You also need to consider height and texture in your garden beds.

Important as well is planting in groups or en masse. While there is a great temptation to have one of everything, a few masses of color have far more impact than many individual plants of different hues.

There is so much to choose from in early summer. Please visit our nursery and greenhouse for expert advice and help in choosing just what you need for a garden that you will enjoy all summer long. 

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