Petunias are getting less perky as they head into the down side of the growing season. Read this ALCC Tip giving great ideas on how to spruce up your landscape with color.
Combos of black and orange pansies will be popular again this year. This color scheme says “Halloween” and it can be planted in both beds and containers for eye-catching seasonal color. When you’re hollowing out pumpkins right before Halloween, plant some of these pansies in a shell for the front porch–or even a centerpiece indoors. Bear in mind that pumpkin-shell “pots” will only be good for about a week as they quickly decline after being hollowed out.