Bartel of David J. Frank Landscape Contracting Inc.
recommends seven types of blooms to decorate your
landscape with color, whether you prefer pastels or
1 Profusion zinnias
Draught-resistant so they don’t need to be watered
daily; you can buy in multiple colors, including pinks,
reds, yellows and oranges.
6 BIG and Whopper begonias
Similar to Dragon Wing begonias, BIG and Whopper
begonias grow up to 24 inches tall and are covered with
rose, pink or red flowers; they are hardy and disease-
The leaves of these plants come in a variety of
shapes and colors, including pinks, reds, oranges,
yellows and greens; they’re also tough. Wasabi, a green
variety, should be popular this year.
A colorful, hardier version of impatiens, some of which
have succumbed to disease.
4 Supertunias Unlike regular petunias, these do
not need to be deadheaded; they’re available in pinks,
purples, whites, reds and blues.
These upright plants are reminiscent of snapdragons
and come in purples, blues and whites.
5 Sweet potato vine
These spillers grow very well in our
climate. Available in purple or Margarita, a lime green