Yes I realize we are in the second week of February – Though, I am offering a Seminar – 52 Weeks of Bloom & Color – @ Dayton Nurseries, Inc. in the Loyal Oak area of Norton, Ohio – I thought it would be nice to give a quick note in the next few posts about the weeks past – there will be more Januarys, and planning is fun!
The second week of January boasts again the Helleborus Gold Collection offering Josef Lemper, a sturdy white bloomer December through February and again the Erica Flowering Heath brightening the landscape with a pink hue November through May.
The infamous Red twig Dogwood is a bright spot next to the snow – contrasting well as a warm fire of stems rolls across the landscape.
Bring in the Angelina sedum or Lime light, try dragons blood – all of which emanate a fireworks display in the fall winter and spring months – rich oranges, deep reds, purples, bright yellows – an actual ‘four seasons’ plant, placing them properly in plain view with the snow as the backdrop the experience brightens the eyes – a non-voluntary eye brow raise.
More interesting and entertaining is planting Blue Angel Hosta within view of a window you may sit by – if you leave the flower stalks intact you will have wonderful entertainment, watching different songbirds gently hanging from the stem, enjoying the seeds from within the pods – January interest.
You may even still plan for more color within the second week of January, and now, almost everyone has a smile for a nice display of spring bulbs when the time arrives – There is still time to plant them.
The seminar – 52 Weeks of Bloom & Color will be held at the Dayton Owl Barn on February 21st, 2015. If you attend we will be enjoying a blast of color! Keep up with the blog – we have an entire year ahead – Lets plant it in style!