Ron Wilson Plants of the Week
It seems like every day a new plant comes along…a new plant that’s not only new but improved in some way. And our plant pick today is just that. Who doesn’t like sunflowers (including the pollinators)? It’s the most recognizable flowers in the world. And thanks to plant breeding, there are thousands of selections available (in many colors) and even with multiple flowers on one stalk. But to have sunflowers all summer long, you need to do succession plantings or chose varieties that flower at different times (one shot flowering). But todays pick takes that a step further…it’s called Sunfinity. Here is a sunflower that reaches 4’tall and 3’ wide, fast growing, pruning and deadheading not required, used as a cut flower (lasts 7 days in water) or just keep it in the garden (or both), grows in the ground or in containers, and here’s the uniqueness for Sunfinity…it flowers continuously all season long! Over 100 blooms on one plant during the growing season (yes it is an annual). So planted in late spring, you’ll have sunflowers on the same plant all summer long. Plant them in September, and you’ll have sunflowers until a good hard frost. It’s the sunflower that just keeps on giving!
Joe Strecker Plants of the Week
Gold in your garden
Make your garden uplifting with shades of yellow and gold
Lemon Lace Elderberry
Lemon Ice Oso Easy Rose
Tiger Eyes Sumac