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Summertime Flower Power

Let’s beat the heat with summertime flower power and Marcus Young’s picks from Bloomers in Elgin.

On tour, visit Cuts of Color flower farm for the freshest bouquets in town. Daphne answers: why did roses turn a different color? Her pick of the week is drought tough crinum lily, a stand-out summer bloomer to attract wildlife. Trisha compares edible rosemary varieties, from super tall to groundcovers and container plants.

Originally aired May 10th, 2014 (Rebroadcast May 10th, 2014)

Plant of the Week: Crinum lily

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Tips of the Week

  • Plant warm weather annuals like celosia, cosmos, zinnias, sunflowers, Salvia coccina, angelonia and sweet potato vine.
  • It’s now time to plant caladiums in shadier spots.
  • Dead head roses, and tip prune Artemisia and fall asters.
  • Clean up succulent damage, water with liquid seaweed and divide pups.
  • Plant squash, Malabar spinach, okra, pumpkins, watermelons and beans.

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Question of the Week

Why did my rose change color?

Featured Garden

Flower Farm | Cuts of Color

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