This is just a shot of one of the flower beds framed by a beautiful 10 foot tall pink azalea bush that’s well established and covered with blooms every spring.
Outdoor Garden Pictures
Clients often ask me if I am as big of an outdoor plant enthusiast as I am an indoor one.
Here’s just a few pictures of what we’ve got going on in the home garden–a well established azalea bush, lots of sedum kamtschaticum, and something really unique–a lettuce bowl–which features differing types of edible greens!
This sedum grows anywhere, grows like crazy, tolerates drought, and will flower in a few weeks, mid summer or so
We have this lettuce bowl in a planter on our patio. Nothing like cooking a burger and reaching over and grabbing fresh lettuce for it!
Rhapis Excelsa, usually just called a “Rhapis Palm” or commonly a Lady Palm, has elegant fan-shaped leaves from multiple woody stems and tends to grow columnar vs. outward, so it’s great for tight spaces in offices. Because it grows so slowly, it’s one of the more expensive indoor palms on the markets, but it tolerates medium to lower light levels, again, making it an excellent choice for offices.
This particular palm was installed in an condominium in Wakefield, MA in 2002. It’s a 12 foot giant, made even more impressive by it’s raised planting. This truly a remarkable plant.
Rhapis palms are hard to find in a retail store, if not impossible. If you’re lucky enough to grab one, they take a small amount of water about every two weeks, and are pretty resistant to most pests.
One thing I look forward to every Spring is a visit to our annual plant supplier, The Flower Hutch in Townsend MA.
This is a small, family run local nursery where we source all our high quality annuals and poinsettias for our interior plant clients.
There is nothing better to get you ready for spring than walking down greenhouse rows full of flat upon flat of blooming annuals, and beautiful hanging baskets bursting with color. I can never get out of there without spending a couple of hours shopping. It’s a plant lovers paradise!
Flats and flats of 4″ flowering annuals!
By tlannan2|2020-05-14T10:45:32-04:00May 14th, 2020|Plant Care|Comments Off on Flowering Annual Plants