Florists use timed light to get mums to yield year round. Mums are classified according to the arrangement and shape of their petals. One to five rows of long petals radiate from a flat “eye” in the center of single mums. Similar to single mums, deeper-colored anemone mums have a rounded crest. Pompon mums are stiff, small and nearly round.
The foliage of Lavender is a standout in the garden where its silvery or gray-green hues contrast nicely with its neighbors. Lavenders thrive in the arid West, but are best grown as annuals or container plants in the South, as they do not thrive in areas of high humidity (with the exception of Lavandula dentata and L. stoechas).
Nasturtiums, Pansies and More! Written by Judy English, certified WSU Clallam County Master Gardener. From spring through fall nasturtiums and pansies not only deliver bright splashes of color to your landscape, but also can brighten your dinner table and change a simple green salad into a dramatic, colorful work of art.
Similar to pansies and offered in garden centers at the same time are Johnny jump-ups (Viola tricolor) and Viola 'Jackanapes'. Both of these have hardiness similar to pansies. Pansies come in Series that offer the same plant and flower characteristics but in a variety of bloom colors.