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Monday, March 07, 2016

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Now Accepting Summer Flower Orders

Before you know it, winter will be over and spring will have sprung.  School will soon be out, and summer will be here again! At D & A Dunlevy Landscapers, March is the month we start ordering flowers for the upcoming summer season.  Summer is the most popular time of the year to plant flowering annuals, as they add so much interest to any property throughout the entire growing season.

Summer annuals have a wider range of choices than any other season. Canna lilies are tall with multi color tropical foliage and unique blooms.  Meanwhile, Superbells stay low and are perfect for trailing over the sides of planters with blooms of purple, pink, red, yellow, blue, or white.  With a medium height and spread, Vinca makes a great bedding annual and is available in a variety of colors.  Vinca is also very tough against the dry heat of summer.  Plus, the deer tend to leave it alone, which is quite rare among any flowering plants.

Of course, with all of the options available, it can be overwhelming to know what to plant where.  Should you combine colors?  What types of plants look good together?  Should you stick to one?  What grows in shade?  Have no fear!  Contact us today to schedule a time with us to walk your property together to discuss plant types, colors, and places.  We can consider empty spaces in your planting beds as well as planters.  A common goal is to have a pop of color at your entrance, which could be at your driveway entrance, your lead walkway, or planters at your doorstep – in some cases, all of the above.  Summer flowers enhance any garden of any size or style.

Because there is so much interest in summer flowers, supplies will not last.  It is important to get your orders in as early as possible. We place our greenhouse orders in March to ensure a full selection of annuals to choose from. So contact us today!