April 2nd, 2013

April 2nd, 2013 by Sherri

We have a few new blooms in our greenhouse! One of them is the Calibrachoa, a fast-growing, compact annual that works well in hanging baskets and window boxes because of their trailing branches. They also look great as garden borders. A very heat- and cold-tolerant plant, Calibrachoa is commonly known as “million bells” due to the hundreds of blooms it produces in a wide range of colors. The blooms are similar to the petunia, except they are not sticky and attract hummingbirds. This season we are growing two varieties, ‘Celebration Mandarin’ and ‘Dream Kisses Orange Sun’.

Calibrachoa aka "million bells"

A nonflowering but spectacular addition to our greenhouse and any window box or container is Dichondra argentea ‘Silver Falls’. Very heat- and drought-tolerant, Silver Falls recovers quickly even if wilted, and looks fresh all season long. Vigorous and easy to grow, the Dichondra’s leaves have a thick, super-soft texture and neat fan shape, measuring about 3/4- to 1-inch long and wide. They arise profusely on very well-branched plants that need no pinching. Before you know it, this cascading silver beauty will be 3 to 5 feet long. Combining silvery-green foliage with stealthy creeping growth habit, this variety performs nicely as an annual ground cover.

Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls'

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