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Celebrate Summer Blooms; Visit a Garden Full of Color


Peggy Singlemann visits Barb’s Blooms in Richmond to learn about growing flowers for cutting. Jan Seivers Mahon tours Heartflame Garden in Elkton to see their summer plant selections. The Tip from Maymont is on watering smarter with technology.

Plants mentioned in this episode:

Nepeta x ‘Cat’s Pajamas’ (x faassenii) or ‘Junior Walker’ (non -seeding & short) - Catmint
Heuchera x ‘Glitter’ (hybrid w/ H. villosa) - Coral Bell
Gaillardia ‘Fanfare Citronella’ - Blanket Flower (native)
Coreopsis x ‘Citrine’ - Tickseed (Threadleaf Coreopsis)
Coreopsis x ‘Red Elf’ - Tickseed
Agastache x ‘Peachie Keen’ Anise Hyssop
Allium x ‘Millenium’ - Ornamental Onion (2018 PPY)
Pycnanthemum muticum - Mountain Mint
Ruellia brittoniana ‘Chi-Chi’ - Wild Petunia
Geranium x ‘Rozanne’ -Cranesbill Geranium

Cut flowers:
Punica granatum (Pomegranate) (w/ fruit)
Hibiscus x ‘Midnight Marvel’ (x moscheutos) - Hardy Hibiscus
Helianthus x ‘Happy Days’ - Sunflower (perennial native)
Echinacea ‘Sombrero’ ‘Lemon Improved’, etc (Purple Coneflower)
Salvia x ‘Rockin Fuschia’ (Zones 9-11)
Clematis x ‘Rooguchi’ (hybrid of C. reticulata and C. integrifolia)
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Vanilla Strawberry’ - Panicle Hydrangea
Chitalpa tashketensis ‘Morning Cloud’ - Morning Cloud Chitalpa
Geranium x ‘Rozanne’ -Cranesbill Geranium
Begonia x ‘Barbara Rogers’ - Hardy Begonia
Lantana camara ‘Scott’s Hardy - Lantana
Rudbeckia ‘Little Gold Star’(fu. X sullivantii)

Alocasia odora - Elephant Ears; Musa ‘Siam Ruby’; Rosemarinus Officinale
Arundo donax ‘Peppermint Stick’ - Giant Reed Grass

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