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Nationally renowned garden expert Melinda Myers helps everyday gardeners find success and ease in the garden through her Melinda’s Garden Moments radio segments. Melinda shares “must have” tips that hold the key to gardening success, learned through her more than 30 years of horticulture experience. Listeners from across the country find her gardener friendly, practical approach to gardening both refreshing and informative! On this page, Melinda shares some more extensive garden tips, which expand on the information provided in her one-minute radio segments.
New tips are added throughout each month, providing timely step-by-step tips on what you need to do next in your garden! Visit Melinda’s website www.melindamyers.com for more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and answers to your questions.
A New Look for Coneflowers
You love them, but you’re looking for a change. Don’t rip out all those coneflowers. Instead, team them up with different plants for a different look in the garden.
Mix in a few drumstick flowering onions for added color and texture. The colors blend well as the coneflowers peak through the small allium flowers. Or add a fine textured plant like dill to soften the bold texture of the coneflower. Keep in mind both plants reseed readily.
Add a splash of white to your landscape with White Swan or the first double white coneflower, Coconut Lime. This new introduction is long blooming in the garden and long lasting in a vase.
Try some of the other newer cultivars like Razzmatazz with its fully double deep pink flowers. Deadhead to increase blooming power.
Hot Papaya is the first double orange coneflower with colorful and fragrant flowers. Combine this long bloomer with other sun loving perennials.
A bit more information: Virgin has single and semi-double fragrant white flowers on compact (20-24”) plants. PowWow Wild Berry is another compact plant, 16 to 20” tall and is topped with rose flowers with dark centers.
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