Like all plants in the Endless Summer® Collection, Twist-n-Shout produces abundant blooms on both old and new wood all summer long. Lacy deep-pink centers are surrounded by gorgeous blossoms of pink or periwinkle blue, depending on soil type. Sturdy red stems and glossy deep green leaves turn red-burgundy in fall to offer year-round interest in the garden. Easy to care for and hardy to zone 4, Twist-n-Shout is an elegant stand-alone specimen, dramatic in combination with other plants, and compact enough for containers. To read more about this gorgeous hydrangea, click here to visit the Endless Summer® website!
Cinco de Mayo™
This Weeks floribunda – in a smoky lavender & rusty red-orange blend is a seedling of Weeks’ Julia Child and puts a whole new spin on ‘flower power’. The clusters of blooms never stop poppin’ open on this powerfully flowerful Floribunda. Mysteriously colored & deliriously novel…it’s an indescribable blending of smoked lavender & rusty red-orange. Yet it’s perfectly blendable with any color in the garden, whether it’s atop a rose tree, planted in mass or nestled amongst your favorite perennials. The super-clean glossy-green foliage mirrors the flowers, adding even more pizazz to this bushy rounded flower factory.
Height / Habit: Medium / Rounded & bushy
Bloom / Size: Large, ruffled, double
Petal count: About 25
Parentage: Topsy Turvy x Julia Child
Fragrance: Moderate sweet apple
Hybridizer: Carruth – 2009
Comments: Smokier when it’s cool outside.
Even with a cast of thousands to compete for attention, 2009 winner “Cinco de Mayo” stands out with the confidence of a woman who knows who she is and isn’t afraid to show-off. This floribunda flaunts its flirty fiesta flowers. The colors of its petals swirl like the clouds of a thunderstorm at sunset. Russet reds, mellow lavenders: they layer and mingle like the colors of sunset on the Mexican Riviera just as brightness succumbs to seductive darkness. This is a rose which is the floral equivalent of Selma Hayak. – Lydia Plunk Garden Writer
The walking stick tree is an unusual plant that is bushy and has distinctive, twisting branches that give it a unique appearance, especially in the winter when the leaves drop off. The walking stick is striking at any time, but particularly so when it has a wall or solid fence as a backdrop.
The Pee Gee Hydrangea is a showy, fast-growing shrub that can reach up to 25 feet tall. With blooms reaching 6 to 18 inches that turn pinkish and darken to mauve, this hydrangea is easy to grow as a hedge or specimen plant.
Ornamental grasses in your garden give your outdoor space a decorative touch. Plant a range of grasses to create a border, or mix and match with perennials for a colorful display of flower and foliage forms.
Grasses range in size from over 6 feet or more to small specimens of just a few inches. Mix evergreen and deciduous grasses for year-round appeal. Most grasses need a sunny location and good drainage. free-draining conditions and will withstand periods of drought once established.
Stop in at Rogers Spring Hill Garden Center for inspiration on what works in our area.