Posts Tagged ‘landscaping’
Have you driven by the Alma High School lately? If not, you are missing out! Tom Perry and his landscaping genius took a once barren landscape and turned it into this virtual paradise!
And yes, all those glorious flowers were purchased right here at Parks Brothers. Sadly this fall landscape will soon be just a memory as Snapdragons and Pansies don’t fair well in our hot Summer weather. But Tom assures me it will all be replaced with something even more spectacular and I, for one, can’t wait to see what he does next.
If you get a chance, go check out Tom’s work. It’s right in front of the High School parking lot. Don’t forget your camera and your kiddos! You can’t get a more breathtaking background for Spring pictures than this!!!
And don’t forget, Mother’s Day is this weekend! We have a wide variety of blooming gifts to give to your Mom on her Special Day. From Baskets to Combo Pots and everything in between, you will be sure to find something that will put a sparkle in her eye. Plus we have gift certificates if you want to give her the gift of a shopping spree instead!
See you at the Greenhouse! And Happy Mommy’s Day!!!!!
Ready to do some landscaping? Here are some suggestions for you. These plant picks are based on our years of experience growing them in the greenhouses and using them in our own flower beds. Plus these are some of the plants the professional landscapers are using, and they only use the toughest plants.
Most begonias need to be planted in a shady spot, but there is one that can handle the sun. The bronze leaf red variety performs well in both full sun and full shade. In the sun the foliage turns very dark and the blooms become a deep red.
Angelonia is quickly becoming a favorite of professional landscapers. The Serena Purple variety is the most impressive in the landscape. Each plant blooms all summer with spikes of deep purple blooms.
Cora Vinca is a new disease resistant vinca (also known as periwinkles). Vinca does best in hot, dry summers so when we have a wet summer that is cooler than usual, vinca tends to struggle. Cora Vinca is the new breeding break through that improves vinca’s ability to survive these types of conditions. Also new for 2010 is Cora Cascade Vinca, a series of trailing vinca that looks great in hanging baskets, containers or any where the plants can spread out and show their stuff.