Posted on June 27th, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Newark Ohio Garden Club
Date: July 11, 2014
Location: Central Christian Church
587 Mt. Vernon Road, Newark, Ohio
Program: Flower Show
All entries must be in place by 10:00 AM.
Open to public 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Posted on June 11th, 2014 at 3:44 PM by Newark Ohio Garden Club
With no notable insect or disease problems, reliable Wigela florida is a 4- to 5-foot shrub that is pretty alone or in a hedge. Its showy pink flowers in spring attract hummingbirds; fall foliage is colorful. Weigela prefers full sun, but tolerates shade as well as clay soil. One to try: award-winning ‘Alexandra’ (also marketed as ‘Wine and Roses’). Zones 4-8
Posted on June 10th, 2014 at 3:42 PM by Newark Ohio Garden Club
Giant saucerlike flowers on 5-foot plants make this one of the most dramatic perennials in the garden. Easily grown in wet or dry soil, these showy flowers attract butterflies, not deer. Individual blooms are short-lived, but plants bloom prolifically until frost. Zones 4-9.
Posted on June 9th, 2014 at 3:39 PM by Newark Ohio Garden Club
Native to dry upland prairies, fragrant Aster oblongifolius prospers in dry, clay or rocky soil. Covered with flowers in fall, it makes a strong companion plant to little bluestem grass and goldenrod. Pinch in early summer to prevent flopping. Choice variety is ‘October Skies’. Zones 3-8.
Posted on June 7th, 2014 at 3:38 PM by Newark Ohio Garden Club
Tolerant of heat and drought, this fragrant shrublike plant attracts bees, but not rabbits or deer. Its cool blue flowers delight all summer, mixing well with red, orange and yellow plantings. Zones 4-9.
Posted on June 6th, 2014 at 3:34 PM by Newark Ohio Garden Club
Tolerant of heat and drought, this fragrant shrub-like plant attracts bees, but not rabbits or deer. Its cool blue flowers delight all summer, mixing well with red, orange and yellow plantings. Zones 4-9.
Posted on June 5th, 2014 at 3:34 PM by Newark Ohio Garden Club
Not to be confused with the woody bush called cinquefoil, this drought-tolerant subshrub cinquefoil makes a good groundcover that’s especially effective on slopes. Orange, yellow, pink or white flowers bloom from June through August. Red peeling bark offers winter interest. Zones 2-7.
Posted on June 4th, 2014 at 3:32 PM by Newark Ohio Garden Club
One of the longest bloomers if deadheaded, coreopsis adds yellow, pink or bicolor flowers to the garden. Top choices include coreopsis grandiflora (pictured) and the thread-leaf ‘Moonbeam’ that will bloom for months if sheared back after flowers fade. Not a favorite of deer. Zones 3-9.
Posted on June 2nd, 2014 at 3:29 PM by Newark Ohio Garden Club
Clusters of delicate blue flowers top thin stems in spring, and mounded foliage stays attractive though summer. Bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana) tolerates wet sites; shining bluestar (Amsonia illustris) tolerates drought; threadleaf bluestar (Amsonia ciliata) (pictured) has narrow leaves that turn yellow in fall. Remove seed pods to prevent self-seeding. Zones 3-9.
Posted on June 1st, 2014 at 3:26 PM by Newark Ohio Garden Club
This native is a champ in sunny spots, boasting feathery spikes that blend well with everything from roses to black-eyed Susans. Resistant to heat, drought, disease and foraging animals, little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) turns a pretty straw color in fall. Zones 3-9.