Friday, March 27, 2009

You'll be seeing these plants

Looking out my window onto my still mostly brown landscape, I’m dreaming about how great a bank of richly deep, orange- red coneflower – Echinacea ‘Tiki Torch' - would look behind my lavender by the garage.

As we all think of ways to add the best, most rewarding plants to our landscapes this season, Garden Splendor offers nine plants for our serious consideration.

According to Harrisburg Resident, David Wilson, Director of Marketing with Overdevest Nurseries – the parent company to the Garden Splendor brand - these are some of the Garden Splendor plants offering great promise for 2009:

-Dicentra “Candy Hearts,” a compact heavily flowering bleeding heart.

-Echinacea ‘Tiki Torch,’ a wonderfully rich orange flowering coneflower.

-Sedum ‘Angelina,’ a yellow green ground cover thriving in a variety of growing conditions including dry and sunny locations.

-Veronica ‘Purpleicious’ is the deepest purple of the speedwells.

-Sorbaria ‘Sem’ offers warm colored variegated foliage with cold hardiness.

-Hakonechloa ‘ All Gold’ is a yellow green charming part shade grass.

-Phlox ‘Peppermint Twist’ offers a variegated pink and white bloom on a compact plant.

-Salvia ‘Eveline’ adds bi-color flower power to sage and on a compact plant.

-Penstemon ‘Red Riding Hood’ is a compact and heavily red flowering.

Once my garden starts to green, I know I will want to stick with my relatively simple monochromatic color scheme. But for now, it’s great to browse.

If you google Garden Splendor, you’ll find a informative website. Ashcombe Farm and Greenhouse carries Garden Splendor plants.

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