Did you know that there
are a few plants that bloom every day of the year?
Usually, blooming plants only blossom for a short
period each year, such as, in springtime.
Consequently, a well designed garden contains a mix of
plants that have staggered blooming times so that some
plant is always in bloom. However, year-round color
can be had another way by using plants that bloom
Because we live in such a mild climate with little or
no frost & no periods of extended, intense heat, we
can grow many plants, getting constant color from
them, that other regions can not. Although the plants
listed below will grow in other areas they may not
bloom constantly in them like they do here. So, take
advantage of where you live and add one or more of the
following plants to give constant color to your yard.
“Bacopa” (SUTERA cordata) - Full sun or part
shade. Low growing perennial with cute white, lavender
or pink flowering varieties. Use as edging or in
containers & hanging baskets. Needs regular fertilizer
“Begonia Rich” (BEGONIA richmondensis) - Shade
or sun. This plant looks a little different when grown
in the shade compared to when grown in the sun, but
either way it has beautiful green leaves with red
undersides and crimson buds that open into pink and
white flowers. Sturdy and easy. A great plant!
Dipladenia (DIPLADENIA splendens) - Full sun or
part shade. Shrubby perennial that tends to vine if
not pruned to maintain shrub shape. Exquisite, 3 inch
wide, rose pink with yellow throated blossoms (other
colors available are cherry red and white).
Other plants to try are “Lavender Starflower” (GREWIA
occidentalis), most types of Daisies, “Busy
Lizzie” (IMPATIENS walleriana), and “Blue
Wonder” (SCAEVOLA aemula).
Karen England is the "Queen of Edgehill Herb