Gardening Blitz

Yesterday it was 70 degrees.  Oh, glorious, beautiful day!!  I spent just about every moment outside- and it gave me a great excuse to go pick up a few more plants.  😉

Here are the latest that I have been added to our outside garden.

Salvia nemerosa  ‘Rose Queen’

Perennial that is easy to grow and attracts hummingbirds.  Plant in full sun to part. sun, drought tolerant once established (usually after the first year). Grows 2-3 ft. tall and wide usually in one season. Non-stop blooming from April to October- trim to keep a more compact look throughout the growing season.

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Double Red Knockout Rose- Rosa x ‘Radtko’

Great resistance to black spot disease, no need to deadhead these roses, they keep blooming all spring, summer, and fall.  Grow 3-4 ft. tall and wide.  Plant in full sun- can take part. shade. Very low-maintenance rose.

red double knockout roses at the San Antonio Botanical Garden

Curly Waxleaf Ligustrum

Plant in full sun/partial shade.  Tough shrub, a great screen, hedge or windbreak.  Evergreen with white flowers in the spring. Grows 8-10 feet tall and 4-6 ft. wide.  Can be pruned into several different shapes according to particular needs/desires of gardener.

Waxleaf Privet (Ligustrum japonicum ‘Texanum’)

I will write more info as I watch these plants over the coming season.  Let me know if you have any questions.

 

 

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