Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Free Class Saturday, June 28th

Tropical Vines-Making A Hot Yard Cool

Many of you have yards that, in steak terms, would be considered well done. Crispy might be a better description, and it comes at a bad time. Summer is when we get together with friends and family to celebrate the outdoors. The 4th of July is just around the corner, and our yards are crying out for attention.

Tropical vines offer a lot of bang for your buck. They are the go-go dancers of the garden as they draw attention from anyone in the vicinity. They are the popular kids with the cool clothes. They are a first love that you Google from time to time. Why not invite such excitement into your yard?

The Mandevilla Vine is a lady with pink bloomers who thrives in the humid South. Position her around a lamp post or mail box and, my word, you've got a show! Be sure to set the stage with good soil and liquid fertilize every couple of weeks.

Thumbergia hails from India. She's a striking Sky Flower with light-blue blooms that are around three inches across. Thumbergia may appreciate a little shade, but not too much! By planting on a pergola, her dense foliage will provide shade for those beneath.

For more on vines, come to our Free Saturday Class!

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