Stage your garden with colourful flower containers and leafy accents
(NC)—Make a gardening statement with tropical plants that will thrive for even the newest gardener. Create a focal point with an urn or large container planted with bright coloured tropical flowers accented by a height differential using a green textured plant. Flower containers provide eye candy for any sized garden, patio or balcony.
The Rio line of tropical plants stand up well to hot steamy summers. In shades of red and pink, the dipladenia rio grows a bright, shiny textured, trumpet shaped flower providing a carnival of colours. They prefer full sun or partial shade and are hardy and drought resistant requiring minimal watering. Usually planted in May after the last frost in spring, they stand up well to heat, keeping their bright colour lustre into the fall. These flowers are easy to grow, especially for the gardener who forgets to water for weeks at a time, as they can thrive despite a lack of attention.
There are several tropical plants of about two feet which provide a tall, green accent for planting amongst the flowers. Some accent plants to consider that are also sun loving are the asparagus fern with its delicate thin, graceful stems and bright green needle like foliage, the red spike with dark, burgundy broad spiked fingers, or the white bird of paradise which adds more height with its palm like foliage.
New or seasoned gardeners will have a tropical showpiece with these hardy, long lasting tropical flowers and accent plants. There are 'recipes' for many varieties of flowers demonstrating where to position them in containers and how to fertilize and condition soil for best results at www.fernlea.com.
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