Heat Loving Replacement Annuals for Containers
During the hot days of July and August, container plantings can begin to look unsightly. Improve the appearance of a container by pruning back overgrown plants or removing dried out, weather-damaged, or non-blooming annuals. Replace them with heat-loving annuals such as: Angelonia, Bracteantha, Celosia, Cleome, Petunia, Portulaca, and Zinnia. For a shade container consider Coleus and Impatiens. Carefully remove spent annuals to minimize root disturbance to remaining plants. Mid-summer fertilization to encourage growth will maximize impact from newly planted annuals. Make sure to water well after transplanting.
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Updated Friday, April 19, 2013