Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

Annuals in the Enabling Garden

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(photos left to right: heliotrope, coleus ‘Freckles’ and pentas)

The annuals in the Enabling Garden are still a bit puny but (I hope!) will soon be putting on quite the show.  A few weeks ago, volunteers and I planted a variety of flowering and showy foliage annuals.  All the annuals chosen are low maintenance and should require little effort other than fertilizer and minimal deadheading.

  • Coleus ‘Freckles’
  • Coleus ‘Red Ruffles’
  • Coleus ‘Saturn’
  • Pentas ‘Starla Mix’ – pentas or star flower
  • Ipomoea ‘Blackie’ – sweet potato vine
  • Calibrachoa ‘Purple’ – million bells
  • Heliotropium  – heliotrope

We also planted pots for the seating area of the Enabling Garden.  I chose succulents for the table containers and a rubber plant (Ficus elastica), sweet potato vine ‘Blackie,’ and a fuschia plant (Fuschia) for both the larger containers.


As we get into the warmer months of summer, the Enabling Gardens provides a lovely spot to relax and get out of the sun.  I hope you’ll visit often to see this garden grow!

See you in the gardens.


Written by cedarvalleyarboretum

June 4, 2010 at 4:09 pm

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