This is the before picture…can’t wait to show the after!
Flowering quince is in bloom! It is one of my favorite shrubs. The scientific name is Chaenomeles japonica. Flowers are various shades of red, pink and white. It will grow in sun or shade but blooms better when planted in full sun.It is the first shrub to bloom each year.
I like to use this plant in cutting gardens or planted with an evergreen backdrop because it is deciduous. Flowering quince looks especially beautiful when cuttings are incorporated in an early spring indoor arrangement!~Shelly
Shelly is an award-winning landscape designer and horticulturist in Fort Worth Texas. She is co-owner of Cody Landscape Inc. with her husband Cody Whelchel. They have been in business for twenty five years and have emerged as Fort Worth’s most recognized and respected garden design and installation experts. They along with their highly skilled teams strive to install and maintain the most beautiful gardens in Town!
Angel Wing Begonias look beautiful when paired with Asparagus Fern.
When planting Angel Wings in pots, place a layer of gravel in the bottom of the planter for extra drainage. Add the potting soil and place container in an area with filtered light. Keep the soil relatively dry and allow to dry between watering sessions.
Water your plants 2 to 3 times per week. Apply slow release fertilizer every other month when not in bloom.
Monthly application is appropriate during blooming period.
Here is an interesting article in the Star Telegram regarding how the hot summer has people rethinking their landscape ideas.
We have been using a lot of native plants which are not as affected by extreme temperatures as other plants.
“But gardeners have optimistic attitudes; we’re selling a lot of color right now. Most people don’t give up on their yard. They keep planting,” he said.
Many people do want to plant some color in their yard and have been calling us to help them select hardier choices.
“Texas isn’t an easy place to garden. I don’t think we want gravel landscapes. We just need to be selective and look for things that give you better chances to do well,” Welch said.
I totally agree with this statement and there is a place for gravel landscapes but its definetly not something for everyone.
The co-author of Heirloom Gardening in the South, published in April, Welch suggests a tour of historic neighborhoods to check out old reliables like antique roses, altheas, crape myrtles and winter honeysuckle that have withstood the test of time.
Touring around to see what has florished in the heat, is a good way to determine what to continue planting in the future.
We recently planted “Esperanza” at the Veteran’s Memorial Park, which has done so well that it was noticed by the Fort Worth Garden Club.
Rethinking your garden doesn’t just involve planting native plants, but it also requires more hardscape, architectural elements, blooming schrubs and ornamental trees in addition to color plantings.
In conjunction with Fall Gallery Night in Fort Worth, forty-six very talented regional artists are showing their work. All artwork is for sale and benefits The Fort Worth Botanic Garden.
Art in the Garden is a joint project of The Fort Worth Garden Club, The Fort Worth Botanical Society and The Fort Worth Botanic Garden. See you there!
Location: Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center
Date: Saturday, September 10, 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday, September 11, noon to 7pm