Gilroy Today 2013 03 Spring - Page 19

Spring

Something Colorful For Your Garden
Following High Fashion
Colors in your garden follow the trends of high fashion and why not . Shouldn ’ t your garden be a show stopper ? The 2013 colors are fun , light and bright . From bright yellows and greens to soft hues of peach or orange they will look great in your garden . But try to think out of the box . Of course you want to redo your pots of color with the wonderful spring colors of Calibrachoa , Dianthus and Gerbera Daisies , but the pops of color don ’ t have to come only from your plants and flowers .
Try repurposing your terra cotta pots or an old trellis with one of these bright colors from Rust-Oleum , maybe bright blue or yellow ? On their website , rustoleum . com , they have tutorials for all kinds of fun projects that would work perfectly to brighten up your garden . You can also put a large glazed pot in purple with a great Black Eyed Susan Vine with its beautiful bright yellow and black flowers . Or a bright red pot with one of my favorites the Blueglow Agave with great blue flesh color and just enough red edging to set off the pot . The pottery manufacturers have come such a long way in creating new wonderful colors that the garden does not have to be just greens and browns any longer .
If you have a little “ secret garden ” area , you can put out a bright bistro table so you can enjoy the mornings or evenings with a book and some coffee or tea ! The bistro set below is from a wonderful new line of Fermob tables that are sure to do the job . And even a smaller space can do with a brightly colored ceramic sphere . It will last forever with no care !

IT ’ S TIME TO

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Apply Pre-Emergent to prevent those annual weeds from germinating in your lawn and garden
Pick out your vegetables like lettuce , beets , peas and spinach and get them planted
If you have a greenhouse you can get your strawberries and tomatoes started
o Fertilize your lawn with Turf Royal 22-7-14 o Fertilizer your garden with an all purpose 15-15-15 o
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Take advantage of the spring weather and over seed to refresh and renew your lawn
Refresh your color pots with your favorite annual and or perennial plant colors
If your ground is holding water and not draining put down some Cal-CM
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