By J. Howard Garrett
Howard Garrett makes use of his years of expertise as an natural gardening specialist to offer you uncomplicated, step by step directions for becoming flora, timber, shrubs, herbs, end result, greens, and grasses the ordinary method. notice how effortless it truly is to develop fit, attractive crops with out the danger in your relatives, pets, and the surroundings.
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Growth habits are similar to that of coleus or basil , in fact, it looks like opal basil . Planted from seed or transplants, it will reseed easily each year. It is beautiful in con trast with gray plants su�h as dusty miller, wormwood, or southernwood. Plant in sun or partial shade. Parsley Petrose linum crispum Curly parsley is a favorite as a gar nish due to its pretty leaf, but Italian or flat leaf parsley is a more flavorable herb. All parsley is high in Vitamin C. Dittany of Crete Origanum dictamnus This herb is excellent for hanging b a skets or p atio contain ers .
Chrysanthemum Chrysathemum spp. as 39 that looks healthy most of the year. Plant in sun. Height of 1 2 to 36 inches. Oxeye daisy Chrysanthemum leucanthemum Large showy flowers from early to midsummer. It has low water and fertil izer requirements. Established plants should be divided every few years . More freeze-tolerant than shasta daisy. Plant in sun. Height of 1 2 to 36 inches. Will reseed and spread. Most common color is yellow. Plant in sun. Height of 1 2 to 24 inches. Purple coneflower Echinacea angustifolia Brightly colored flowers of dark pink with yellow centers in early to mid summer in sunny areas.
Some varieties will come back each year. Height of 1 2 to 24 inches. 1 Penta Pentas lanceolata ' Blooms all summer. Colors include red, lavender, pink, and candy stripe. Easy to grow in well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. Grows to a height of 24 inches. Work Great in Texas 35 Portulaca Portulaca grandifiora Low-growing annual with succulent stems and rose-like· flowers in sum mer. New flowers every day. Use - in mass plantings or hanging baskets in full sun. Height of 6 inches. Petunia Petunia x hybrida Good annual for cool months.