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IDEA: New Look for the Garden

IMG_0141It’s time for a new look in the IDEA garden! We said goodbye to our beautiful mustard plants in mid-January, as cold temperatures finished them off. As spring dawned, the pansies delighted us with their lovely faces, and in late April, our snapdragons were glorious. As spring temperatures warmed, the pansies faded and were removed. Plans were made for a new planting and color scheme!

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We have Young Scholars working on the project. They selected a vibrant blue and contrasting beige to revive our faded pots. The blue is striking in the shaded part of the IDEA garden.

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They also picked plants in silvers, dark purples, mauves, and bright yellow. Here, hypoestes (lower left) is in a smaller pot, coordinating with purple sweet potato vine, dusty miller, licorice plant, and a black petunia. These color schemes are repeated throughout the container gardens.

Next, the Young Scholars will plant the island bed, repeating these color combinations. Stay tuned for more stunning combinations!

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About sdorn

Sheri is the State Coordinator for the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program and Extension Specialist for Consumer Ornamentals. When she is not traveling about the state of Georgia admiring the work of Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers, she spends time in her own (real and virtual) gardens.