by Mike Lizotte

As June arrives and we’ve settled into our gardening routines (weather permitting!?), we always seem to find a spot or two that we forgot to plant or voids left behind by the early-blooming bulbs. This time of year, we’re used to getting frantic calls from customers wondering if they’ve missed the planting window. They’ve waited until now and they fear it’s too late to add anything more. Never Fear! There’s still plenty of time to get some color this season in those neglected areas. Here are a few great and easy suggestions.

Still Time to Plant Wildflower Seed
Wildflowers are quick and easy from seed!

If you’re looking to add some inexpensive, quick color to your garden or yard, here are some great choices: Red Poppy, Annual Baby’s Breath and Baby Blue Eye’s are three of the fastest wildflowers to bloom from seed. You’ll have blooms in only 6-8 weeks! Some other quick and easy favorites include Zinnia’s, Marigold, and Plains Coreopsis. Looking for a mix? Our Summer Splash is designed for late planting and quick color!

Still Time to Plant Vegetable Seed
You are what you eat!

You also have time to add some food to your table with quick germinating, easy to grow vegetable selections. Radishes, Lettuce, Carrots, Spinach, Bush Beans, Zucchini and Tomatoes all grow quickly and will provide fresh vegetables to the table later this summer and into the fall.

Add color to your garden and home!

Still Time to Plant Summer Flowering Bulbs
Not only do you still have time to get color, Dahlias and Gladiolus are great for adding cut bouquets to the dinner table or that special event that might be taking place later this summer or early fall. Plant your tubers and bulbs now for some nice early fall color. We’ve got a wide selection of colors to choose from that will add missing color to any garden landscape.

Finally, Tried and True Favorites!

Still Time to Plant Perennials
Hemerocallis or Daylilies are the cornerstone in many gardens. With a great selection of colors to choose from, these hardy perennial favorites will be back year after year providing lasting color. If you’ve got shade on your property, Hostas can make a nice addition with little work and proven results. They are offered in a wide range of colors and are adaptable to many different soil conditions.

So whether you’re looking to put food on the table or add some late color to the garden, you still have time. Get out there and get your hands dirty!


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