Darren and I spent most of the weekend in Indianapolis. We went first thing Saturday morning to the Farm Bureau State Convention where Darren made a presentation on Container Gardening. We had a great crowd and made some new friends while there. Then we went the the Indiana Flower and Patio Show, where Darren gave another wonderful presentation on Container Gardening. He packed the stage area again, and we met more great people. Sunday afternoon we went back again, Darren never ceases to amaze me with his great container designs.
Something to look forward to this weekend is Darren’s Tropical Relief presentation. He will be doing a Show and Tell on the tropical plants we have in the greenhouse. He will offer some specials that day also.
Hibiscus ‘Plum Fantasy’
Hibiscus ‘Plum Fantasy’ (PPAF) is very floriferous with red buds that open to 8 to 9″ vibrant magenta red, puckered and crinkled flowers with a deep red eye. It has dark green, maple-like foliage and grows 5 to 6′ high.
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens
The Seduction™ Series of Yarrows were recently bred in the Netherlands. Plants are midsized and upright, with very uniform blooming over a long season. This selection has clusters of rich rose-pink flowers, each with a tiny white eye. Excellent for cutting. Nice in the border and for massed planting. Deadheading faded blooms should encourage more buds to form. Likely to prove hardy down to Zone 3 or colder. From Blooms of Bressingham®. USPP#20782: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF
Donna Stanley is a Park Ranger at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, Seymour. Plan to attend this great class at Wischmeier Nursery on Saturday, March 1 at 2:00 pm.
Information on Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge.
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1966 as a refuge to provide resting and feeding areas for waterfowl during their annual migrations. The refuge includes 7,724 acres near Seymour, and a 78-acre parcel, known as the Restle Unit, near Bloomington. The refuge mission is to restore, preserve, and manage a mix of forest, wetland, and grassland habitat for fish, wildlife, and people. More than 280 species of birds have been seen at Muscatatuck, and the refuge is recognized as a “Continentally Important” bird area. http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Muscatatuck/about.html