Asparagus, Marigolds for Insect Control, and Mixed Containers
:33 What’s For Dinner? Asparagus! What types to buy and how to grow this spring treat.
7:42 True or False? Marigolds We’ve all heard about it: “Plant marigolds to keep insects away from your vegetables.” But does it work?
11:32 Eat/Drink/Grow We discuss the pleasures of designing a mixed annual container and give four recipes for “plants with a purpose.”
Ellen’s Drought Tolerant Container
Purple leaf sandcherry (Prunus cistina) for center
Sunrose (Aptenia cordifolia) to spill over
Lantana to fill in.
Optional, an annual Asclepias.
C.L.’s Patio Fragrance Pot:
1 Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citriodora) in center of pot
2 Purple petunia – I love Royal Velvet from Proven Winners
2 Heliotrope Heliotropium arborescens)
2 Alyssum (Lobularia) Snow Princess or six pack alyssum
Ellen’s Edible Container for Part Shade
A big Hosta in center of pot (Your favorite one)
Begonias for fillers
Spiller: Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia aurea)
(Optional spillers instead of Lysimachia: prostate rosemary or nasturtium)
C.L.’s Large Hummingbird Magnet Pot or Trough:
1 Black and blue salvia (Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’) in center
2 Cuphea – either bat face or cigar flower such as Vermillionaire from Proven Winners (or one of each!) as 2 fillers
2 Agastache ‘Desert Sunrise’ ‘Summer Sunset’ or other Agastache for additional fillers
1 or 2 Calibrachoa and 1 or 2 petunias trailing over the edge
28:07 Questions or Love Letters Lane asks, “Is it too late to plant?”