“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow” - John Lennon
HEAT LOVING PLANTS
As the weather is surely heating up, what can we plant? Summer can be a great time to plant heat loving plants that will usually last into the fall! With June, July, & August being the hottest and humid months in our area, our choices are more limited in tough plants that can tolerate this heat.
Plants to consider that give you immediate impact & vibrant color are: vinca, malapodium, angelonia, New guinea impatiens, ornamental peppers, zinnia, & more! Once established, all will do well with a little extra water during any dry stretches of summer.
In addition to annuals, there are many perennials who provide color from spring to fall. These below can be planted in the summer and last through the intense heat: lantana, blue daze, milkweed, pentas, variegated sun rose, sedum, mandevillia, gailardia, gazania, guara, Mexican petunia, gold dust & more!
As always, please pay attention to the sun/shade requirements for each plant for optimal growth! Especially in summer, some plants may need partial shade but can handle the heat. With this in mind, you will be successful in your summer landscaping!
Flower of the Week: Lantana
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For more information & ideas, visit our Nursery in Ponte Vedra Beach.
Kathy’s Creative Gardens & Nursery, 196 N. Roscoe Blvd. (904) 655-7373.