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Marigolds!

The Taishan Marigolds feature bold orange, gold, and yellow ball-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting! The fragrant ferny leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. These Marigolds will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 inches. When used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year. This plant does best in full sun to partial shade.

Ajuga 'Catlin's Giant'

Easily grown in average to medium well drained soil, in full sun or part shade. This low growing plant will grow into an attractive mat like ground cover. With its shiny bronze-green leaves and blue flowers this plant will add interest to any flower bed or garden area! Deer and rabbit resistant and low maintenance, this ajuga will work well in any landscape. Crown rot can be a problem, particularly in the humid conditions of the deep South and in heavy soils. Avoid planting in wet, heavy soils, provide good air circulation and divide when clumps become overcrowded. Also avoid planting near perennial beds or lawns where its spreading nature could pose removal problems.

Apples, Peaches, and Pears!

It's Springtime at Creekside and several of our apple, peach and pear trees are beginning to bloom!  The Mid Pride Peach produces dessert quality, freestone fruit and is a heavy bearer with good disease resistance. The Orient Pear bears yellow fruit and has a highly ornamental value with loads of showy white blooms in Spring. The Anna Apple is a semi-dwarf growing tree with a heavy production of large sized sweet fruit. The flavorful yellow fruit with a heavy red blush ripens in mid-summer.

Hibiscus

The tropical area here at Creekside Nursery is bursting with the dazzling display of Hibiscus in bloom! Dark glossy leaves provide the perfect background for the showiness of wide trumpet-shaped pinks, reds, yellows and peach petals, some even offering double sets in the blooms. Hibiscus prefer to be kept moist but not soaking wet, so they need well-drained soil. They thrive in full sun, but because of their cold sensitivity, should be grown in movable containers or in a protected area anywhere temperatures can dip into the thirties or below.

Dynamo Geraniums

The Dynamo line of Geraniums boasts of blooming early and continuously with more blooms per plant than most other varieties. With a mounding habit, they are perfect for garden beds, to define a stunning border and in containers of all kinds. The Dynamo family performs best in rich, well-drained soil and only needs water when the soil below the surface is dry. Considered heat and drought tolerant, they prefer full sun. Deadhead the spent blooms to encourage even more flowering. Sold here at Creekside Nursery in 2 gallon TC pots. Call for yours today!