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Evergreen Landcare provides only the highest quality services and products to its customers, including the most important part of an excellent visual display, the plants. This small sample of the variety and color we offer our customers shows how we can customize every detail of our services to the unique characteristics of any property. From sunny to shady we have the right plants and the right colors to convey the message you want at a price you can afford.

 

 

Ageratum
Flossflower is perfect for contributing bulk to live container arrangements. Use it in borders and edging. Mass blue ageratum in beds with yellow marigolds for a study in complementary colors or with pink begonias to create a soft pastel carpet.

Begonias
Wax begonia is a favorite bedding plant - use them to create masses of color in low beds and borders and individually in container gardens. Many of the dwarf varieties only grow to 6 in (15 cm) and are perfect for edging. Mix shade tolerant varieties with ferns and impatiens.

Blue Lobelia
Blue Lobelia, is a perennial that blooms in late summer and produces spikes of blue flowers . The flowers are similar to those of Cardinal Flower except for the color. The flowers are 2-lipped with the three lobes of the lower lip appearing more prominent than the two lobes of the upper lip. Another name for this plant is the Blue Cardinal Flower. The leaves are also similar to Cardinal Flower, being finely toothed and lance shaped. The plant prefers moist soil.

Blue Salvia
Blue anise sedge is a reliable bloomer throughout the whole summer. It has a tendency to get pretty large after a few good years, so give it some room. Use it in the background in borders and in mixed shrub and perennial plantings. The deep blue-flowered cultivars are especially showy. Hummingbirds and butterflies love most of the sages and this one is no exception, so be sure to include it in your butterfly garden.

view more infoChrysanthemum
In beds, chrysanthemums are best appreciated in large groupings, where they can be majestic when in full bloom. Almost all produce excellent flowers for use indoors, whether planted in pots or used as cut flowers. Once the bud shows color, it will definitely open indoors, as long as the plant does not dry out. In small gardens or where space is at a premium, there are other, longer blooming annuals and perennials that will give satisfaction for a longer period of time than mums.

view more infoCosmos
Use cosmos as a background plant in beds and borders. The dwarf selections like the 'Sonata Series' are great for container plantings where their toughness and showiness can keep the flower show going all through the summer. Cosmos are popular components of wildflower and meadow gardens where seed is planted and left to its own devices to sprout, bloom, seed and sprout the following year. Cosmos is one of the best nectar plants for attracting butterflies to the garden.

view more infoDahlias
Dahlias are long flowering and can be expected to bloom from early summer until first frost. Use the upright forms in pure or mixed borders. Plant them about 2 ft (60 cm) apart. For the best cut flowers, remove the two side buds that form beneath the primary terminal bud, a process called disbudding. The bedding dahlias, grown from seed, are low growing, usually treated as annuals, and useful in massed beds and in containers. Dahlias are among the most beautiful of garden flowers, but they require a great deal of attention and care, and many gardeners, especially those in the South, find it just isn't worth the effort. If you live in the moutains of Central America , dahlias are for you!

view more infoDianthus
The species are mostly perennial herbs, a few are annual or biennial, and some are low subshrubs with woody basal stems. The leaves are opposite, simple, mostly linear and often strongly glaucous grey-green to blue-green. The flowers have five petals, typically with a frilled or pinked margin, and are (in almost all species) pale to dark pink. One species, D. knappii, has yellow flowers with a purple centre.

view more infoDusty Miller
Senecio cineraria
is excellent for edging borders and beds. Its silvery-gray foliage provides a perfect contrast for brightly colored annuals. It is often used in containers and window boxes. Gardeners everywhere have created their own original designs with Dusty Miller and their favorite annual flowers. The fuzzy, gray leaves practically glow in a moonlit garden. Some gardeners cut off the flowers as soon as they appear, so as to encourage more foliage. The foliage makes an excellent backdrop to cut flowers in floral arrangements. It is spectacular with red roses!

view more infoGazanias
Gazanias are grown for the brilliant colour of their flower which appear in the late spring and early summer. They prefer a sunny position and are tolerant of dryness and poor soils. A commonly grown variety is the Trailing Gazania (Gazania rigens var. leucolaena). They are commonly used as groundcovers and can be planted en masse to cover large areas or embankments, assisted by their fast growth rate.

view more infoGold Alyssum
Mountain Gold Alyssum is a low growing groundcover that is excellent for rock gardens. During early spring the evergreen perennial will become a mat of bright yellow flowers. Once the plant has finished blooming lightly clip the tops to remove the spent flowers. Plant Mountain of Gold Alyssum in full sun in fertile, well drained soil. Once established Mountain Gold Alyssum is very drought tolerant. A great choice for high altitude landscapes.

view more infoImpatiens
For vivid color in summer months where other annuals won't grow because of shade, impatiens are the most dependable summer annual. In frostfree climates they give constant color but bloom best in cool weather. Combine all colors available or select one or two colors for the greatest visual impact. Alternate with caladiums (Caladium bicolor) or shade loving coleus ((Coleus x hybridus) for a sea of summer color in low-light areas. Plant red impatiens and red pentas (Pentas lanceolata) along with pineapple sage Salvia elegans and blue anise sage (Salvia guaranitica) for a sure fire way to attract hummingbirds.

view more infoLinaria Toadflax
The Toadflax or Butter-and-eggs, growing along railway embankments, is familiar to all. This is related to the group of annuals known as Linaria. Apparently the cataloged sorts are hybrids of L. reticulata and L. biparlita. The flowers are lipped, long-spurred and borne in dainty spikes. They range in color from yellow to crimson and light pink and purple, and grow 1 foot to 3 feet tall. They make but little garden display unless sown thickly, but are useful for cutting, as their tiny flowered spikes will serve as a filler among larger flowers. They should be attractive for rock garden use.

view more infoLisianthus
Lisianthus plants are herbaceous annuals, growing to 15 - 60 cms in height. Lisianthus plants have bluish green, slightly succulent leaves, and large funnel shaped flowers growing on long straight stems. Lisianthus are mostly found growing ingrasslands and areas of disturbed ground. Lisianthus are large gentian-like bell-shaped flowers with flaring pale purple petal-like lobes. Lisianthus bloom in summer from the upper leaf axils. Lisianthus are long-lasting flowers with four wide ruffled, delicate petals and oval leaves. Colors of Lisianthus include white, various shades of pink, lavender, deep purple, and bicolors such as blue-violet. Double- and single Lisianthus flower varieties exist.

view more infoMarigold
There is no finer plant for use in beds and borders than the marigold. Common but colorful, inexpensive and easy to germinate and grow, there are varieties available in a wide range of heights, hues and flower forms. The marigold is a workhorse of the garden where they bloom non-stop for virtually the entire summer. The rugged marigolds are perfect for containers where they combine well with other plants. Plant marigolds in the vegetable garden where they are said to discourage certain insect pests.

view more infoMexican Sage
Usage Give Mexican bush sage plenty of room. It grows and grows all summer long - and the foliage is attractive - but the real show doesn't start until autumn. As it flowers, the plant spreads outward and is subject to fall over and break off stems. Remove flower clusters as they age to reduce the weight on the stems. It might be a
good idea to prune back your Mexican bush sage in early summer to promote a bushier habit and to keep it from getting so top heavy that stems break off. Use Mexican bush sage in mixed hedges along with rosemary, butterfly bush and other salvias like blue anise sage or autumn sage. Its soft grayish foliage is attractive all summer long as an accent to the other shrubs that are blooming; then in the autumn when most of the other shrubs are getting tired, Mexican bush sage comes into its own.

view more infoNemesia
Nemesias like fertile, well-drained soil and prefer full sun, although they will tolerate partial shade. Transplant started plants after the last frost date. Space them 6 inches apart. Pinch the tips of seedlings to increase branching. Use them for edgings, in rock gardens and walls, and for borders. They're splendid container plants and make good cut flowers, too.

view more infoNew Guinea Impatiens
New Guinea impatiens can be used in variety of ways in the home landscape. They can be planted in mass plantings in afternoon-shade beds, but are also popular in a wide range of patio containers. They make a perfect choice for brightening up covered porches and other shady areas, and are becoming more popular in combination plantings with other annuals. New Guinea impatiens can also be grown inside if placed near a window with full sun.

view more infoNicotiana
If you're looking for a fragrant plant to tuck into a shady nook, look no further. Nicotiana, also known as flowering tobacco, gives off a sweet smell in the evening, making it the perfect plant to plant by a porch, deck, patio or any other place you're likely to linger in the evenings. This annual also attracts hummingbirds.

view more infoPaludosum Gold
Mounding annual with apple-green foliage covered in yellow daisies through summer. Good front-of-border plant. Gives best show if started earlier than many other annuals, and is well fertilized and watered.

view more infoPetunia
Use petunias in beds and borders. The spreading grandifloras are best appreciated trailing over the sides of hanging baskets or containers. In Florida petunias are best grown during the cooler seasons when they are least likely to be affected by heat, humidity and fungus.

view more infoPortulaca
Moss rose makes a beautiful ground cover in a dry or rocky area, although it cannot be walked on. Use moss rose as edging at the front of borders or in the cracks in a rock wall, or the spaces between stepping stones. It's perfect for a hot, dry, south facing slope. Plant moss rose in a container or hanging basket and let it spill over like a sedum. Moss rose is a beautiful, bright colored, low growing annual that blooms all summer long with little or no care required. It is one of very few annual succulents.

view more infoPot Marigold
UsageCheerful and bright, use calendula alone or in combination with other flowering annuals and perennials in beds, borders or containers. Plant liberally in the vegetable garden to deter pests. They are good for companion planting because of the insect repelling properties. Calendula is prolific and durable and so are perfect candidates for cutting and flower arrangements. Another common name for the calendula is pot marigold because the florets (outer petals of the flower) are used in cooking as both a flavoring and coloring agent in soups, stews, cheeses, and margarine. Calendula has been used medicinally for centuries and still finds use in this regard. Creams and ointments containing calendula are used to soothe skin and sprained muscles. The florets and extracts prepared from them are incorporated into soothing teas, lotions, and other formulations. Other preparations are used for antisepsis, spring tonics, chapped skin, tooth aches, and insect repellent among others.

view more infoSalvia
Annual salvia is a good vertical accent in a container. A medium to tall variety can besurrounded by other annuals. Envision a burgundy salvia surrounded by blue and lavender shades of impatiens (Impatiens wallerana), with a little white alyssum (Lobularia maritima) or nierembergia (Nierembergia spp.). Or for hot color, a bright red with marigolds (Tagetes spp.)! In a bed, salvias are great massed. Because of the uniformity of bedding plant varieties, they can also be used very successfully in a border.

view more infoShasta Daisies
Shasta daisies are used in mixed perennial borders. Their eye catching clean white flowers brighten up any flower bed or border. They are effective in masses, small groups and as singles. The cut flowers last several days. Shasta daisy is one of the most popular all time favorite flowers. It is easy to grow, readily available and there are many cultivars to choose from.

view more infoSweet Alyssum
Due to it low profile, sweet alyssum is the perfect candidate for borders and edging. Use it to create living carpets or among the stones in rock gardens. In Florida sweet alyssum is one of our winter bedding plants while in much of the rest of the country it is a favorite summertime bedding plant.

view more infoVerbena
The airy, see-through habit of purpletop verbena makes it a good choice for the front or middle of a mixed border. It doesn't cast much of a shadow and you can see other plants behind and under it. Weave a line of purpletop verbena through a bed or border of other butterfly flowers. It's best planted in columns or masses because it is so thin it will be overlooked all by itself. In mild climates, purpletop verbena will self sow rather freely. However, it is easily kept under control. Although it has become established in many areas outside its native range, it is not considered a pest.

view more infoVinca Major
Use big periwinkle for erosion control on slopes or as a groundcover in large areas - it grows too fast for small spaces. Still, you'll have to pinch it back to keep it in bounds. Big periwinkle does great in the dappled shade under a specimen tree. Big periwinkle grows in a somewhat loose and open habit and is not quite as competitive against weeds as some groundcovers such as liriope or creeping juniper, for example. On the plus side, you can grow spring flowering bulbs like daffodils and snowflakes right under the periwinkle foliage. Big periwinkle is also a great plant for hanging containers or window boxes which allow the glossy foliage to cascade over the sides.

view more infoVinca Roseus
Common periwinkle is one of the most widely used groundcovers in the U.S. and Europe. It is ideal for covering banks and as an evergreen groundcover in shady areas. Like its close relative, big periwinkle (V. major), common periwinkle can be invasive under ideal growing conditions. You will probably need to cut it back at least annually tokeep it in bounds. Common periwinkle is neater and has a finer texture than its big leaved cousin, and it tends to cover the ground more thoroughly.

view more infoZinnia
Zinnias are traditional in annual flower beds and borders. Use the dwarf varieties in containers and window planters. Grow the taller varieties in borders and beds and for cut flowers. Pinch young stems back to encourage branching unless growing for long-stemmed cut flowers. Deadhead spent flowers frequently to prolong flowering. Zinnias will produce larger (but fewer) flowers if you remove side shoots.

 

 

 
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