For today’s garden recipe, we are mixing things up a bit. In the South, our magic frost-free date is April 15th. This is the day that our area is suppose to be completely frost free. Basically what this means is that we have the green light to go ahead and start planting annuals. Annuals are plants that only stay alive for one season. Where I live, that season lasts from April to October.
1 Creeping Jenny
1. Give each plant plenty to drink. Let them soak for 5 minutes in a bucket of water.
2. Remove the pots and use them to fill in the bottom of your container.
3. Add a good potting soil, filling your container to 2 inches below the rim.
4. Start with your Rudeneckia, planting it towards the back. Be sure to loosen the roots before planting.
5. Flank each side with Angelonia.
6. Place your Petunia front and center.
7. Fill in the corners with Scaveloa and Creeping Jenny.
1. Place in full sun!
2. Snip any dead blooms.
3. Keep soil moist to touch.
4. Use water soluble fertilizer once every 2 weeks.
Remember, it is too early to plant these now! This is just a little teaser for the frost-free date to come.
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Photos: Sara Monty Photo & Design