Hot Summer Color

Posted on June 8th, 2018

With Father’s Day just around the corner, do you think its finally possible that mother nature will turn the heat up and let the sun shine? I think we are all ready for summer to arrive.

I absolutely love being the annual greenhouse manager. Everyday I come to work and get to enjoy all the summer color annuals provide throughout the summer and well into the fall season.

Early spring, we have show stoppers like nemesia, osteospermum daisies, petunias, snow princess allysum and of course the number one favorite PANSIES!!

But, once the summer heat arrives so does the full-on summer colors.

For the best of all summer color you can choose from a wide array of thriller plants such as:

  • Hibiscus, mandevilla, lantana, jasmine,and cannas.

Next choose a great filler plant:

  • Angelonia,verbena,pentas,gazanias,vermillionare,ageratum, geraniums, lantana, new guinea and sun impatiens just to name a few. Oh, and we can’t forget diamond frost my all-time favorite.

And last we need a great creeping / spiller plant.

  • Petunias, million bells, verbena, lantana, vinca flower, bacopa, lobelia and even though they don’t flower also lysimachia and sweet potato vine they add great contrast in color against the foliage of all the flowers.

Whether the annual color is in your garden or in pots on your patio any combination of the plants mentioned above will have you saying, IT’S FIVE O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE. “ L.O.L “