12″ and 14″ Mixed Planter

Keep your Mixed Planter in partial sun to sunny conditions. Avoid placing pots in the full hottest afternoon sun. Make sure the pot is kept evenly moist. Do not allow the pots to dry out, check the soil moisture often especially in high temperatures. It may be necessary to water twice a day in higher temperatures. For best results, use a well-balanced water-soluble flowering plant fertilizer every other week to increase flowering, health, and vigor. Remove old flowers and seed pods to encourage new growth.

Plants Included: Petunia, Calibrichoa, Verbena

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12″ Lavender Bush

Lavender plants are perennials and will tolerate many growing conditions. They thrive in warm temperatures and full sun. Lavender is a tough plant and is extremely drought resistant, once established. However when first starting you lavender plants, give them a handful of  compost in the planting hole and keep them regularly watered during their first growing season

Common Names: lavender, true lavender or English lavender (though not native to England), garden lavender, common lavender, and narrow-leaved lavender.

Origin: The Mediterranean, the Middle East and India

Not meant for human or animal consumption.

11″ Geraniums

Water the geraniums deeply when soil is dry to the touch; in addition to watering,  fertilizing is usually necessary. Use a water-soluble houseplant fertilizer or a 5-10-5 fertilizer with additional organic matter every four to six weeks throughout their active growing season. The Geranium may require repotting once they become overgrown, usually noted by wilting between waterings. Pinch off any dead ends to encourage new growth. When watering  it’s best to avoid overhead irrigation, as this can lead to pests or disease issues.

Common Names: Geraniums, Pelargoniums, or Storksbills

Origin: Native to South Africa

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11″ Hydrangea

Hydrangea is a shrub that should be planted in the Fall or Spring. They should be planted in a place where they will have sunny mornings and shaded afternoons. The soil should provide good drainage. To prevent root rot, do not allow it become soggy. Add mulch to keep the soil moist and cool. It will also break down and provide nutrients to the soil.

These plants should be deadheaded to ensure blooming into the fall. In the fall, leave the blooms so as not to encourage growth.

Common Names: Bigleaf hydrangea, French hydrangea, lacecap hydrangea, mophead hydrangea, penny mac and hortensia.

Origin: Native to both Asia and the Americas

Not meant for human or animal consumption.

12″ Tomato Planter

Keep in light with a half day of sun and half day of shade. Morning sun and afternoon shade is ideal. Keep the soil evenly moist and do not allow to dry out. Watering should be thorough with water coming out of the holes on the bottom of the pot. On exceptionally hot days, watering twice a day may be necessary. Lightly fertilize plants with a general vegetable formulation every other week for best results. Harvest fruit when it is ready as this will stimulate more fruit production.

10″ Living Bokay

This beautiful bokay makes a beautiful gift or an addition to any home. Provide lots of indirect bright light. These plants do best with the soil dry to moist. Check the soil often to make sure it does not get too dry but do not water too much where the soil becomes soggy.

Fertilize every 2 weeks using a well-balanced water-soluble flowering plant fertilizer.

Plants Included: Calandiva, Pink Splash, Violets and Daisy Mums.

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12″ Hanging Basket

This will do best in partial sun to full sun conditions. Avoid placing the pot in the full hottest afternoon sun. Water the pot thoroughly keeping the pot evenly moist not allowing the pot to dry or wilt. Check the container’s soil moisture often, especially as temperatures rise.

For best results, fertilizer is vital. Use a well-balanced water-soluble flowering plant fertilizer every other week to increase flowering, health, and vigor. By removing old flowers and seed pods, you will encourage future blooms and fresh new growth.

Plants Included: Petunia, Calibrichoa, Verbena and Lobeli

Not meant for human or animal consumption.

12″ Marigolds

Marigolds require lots of direct sunlight. In very warm regions though, they will need shade during the hottest part of the day. They should be planted in a good quality commercial potting soil in a pot with drainage holes.

Marigolds are drought tolerant and don’t do well in soggy soil. When watering, water thoroughly and allow to drain through drainage hole. Water again when the top inch of the soil is dry.

Fertilize weekly using a water-soluble fertilizer. Follow instructions on the package.

Pinch off (deadhead) spent blooms regularly to encourage more blooming. Don’t wait until the blooms are completely dead. Do it as soon as they wilt. Deadheading will encourage the plant to bloom until the fall.

Common Names: Pot Marigold, Marygold, Poet’s Marigold, Scotch Marigold, Scottish Marigold

Origin: Indigenous to Mexico and Guatemala

Not meant for human or animal consumption.

11″ Gardenias and 12″ Gardenia Tree

Gardenias are beautiful and have a very fragrant flower. Enjoy glossy foliage and white blooms for several months in any area of the home or outside as long as the temperature is above 35 F. They can be grown either indoors or outdoors in full sun or partial shade. If growing indoors, put it in a bright window. Once you get it where you want it, do not move it around. Moving it can cause it to drop leaves.

They are not drought tolerant and need to be kept moist but not wet. Do not overwater. If kept indoors, set in a pan of water; replenish the pan with fresh water when empty. Keeping your plant very moist will keep buds producing fragrant flowers for several months. If planted outside, water every day with 1 cup of water.

You will want to put a layer of mulch over their roots to keep the soil cool.

Common Names: common gardenia or cape jasmine

Origin: Native of China, Taiwan, Japan

Not meant for human or animal consumption.

8, 10, 12 and 14″ Garden Mums

Mums are a favorite fall flower for many reasons. They are resilient, beautiful and they have a sweet and spicy scent. Mums require lots of direct sunlight, at least 6 hours per day. They will bloom when they have the perfect lighting conditions (8 hours of sunlight and 16 hours of darkness).

When growing in a pot, mums need well-drained soil. A potting mix that is 1/3 good potting soil, 1/3 course sand and 1/3 peat moss would work well. Mums need a lot of water because they are in direct sunlight. Water in the morning and also in the evening. Check to see if the soil is dry before watering. They love humidity so if you keep them indoors you will need to keep them near a humidifier.

The minimum temperature is 20 degrees F and the maximum temperature is 90-95 degrees F. Optimal is between 62 and 72 degrees F.

Fertilizing should be done once a month with liquid fertilizer if you are growing it in a pot. Wait a month after planting the seedlings and stop before the buds open.

Common Name: Chrysanthemums, Mums

Origin: China

Not meant for human consumption