May 24th, 2008
Jeff Yarbrough from The Emerald Garden has the scoop on shade plants from hostas to new varieties of shrubs, groundcovers, and specimen accents.
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Tips of the Week
Plant hot-weather lovers like hibiscus, esperanza (Yellow Bells), and mandevilla.
For summer annual color, add celosia and cosmos for upright color or portulaca (moss rose) for groundcover or to cascade down a container.
Add zinnias. I like the narrow leaf zinnia, which comes in many colors, and provides a tidy mound of on-going color along a border or in a container. It also makes a good flower for drying.
In the vegetable garden: plant okra, amaranth, Malabar spinach, pumpkins, winter squashes, watermelons and cantaloupes.
Keep those tomatoes well fed, they need good vigor to continue to set fruit.
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Question of the Week
My peaches have black spots and holes in them and look awful. What's wrong?