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Perennial Of The Week

Russian Sage - A Pollinator Magnet!
Russian Sage - A Pollinator Magnet!
Sep 5, '20

Russian Sage owes its popularity to a few different traits; for one it is an extremely tough, resilient plant, that can cope with harsh drought conditions, and needs little care...

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Annual Of The Week

Ornamental Peppers or Chilies
Ornamental Peppers or Chilies
Oct 5, '20

It is hard to resist an ornamental pepper finding its way into one’s shopping cart, as these plants can simply not be overlooked when in their prime!  Vibrant displays of...

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What would gardeners do without annuals? Continuous spring to autumn color, rapid growth, resilient nature, and all this at a fantastic price, what else could one ask for from a plant? At Pesche’s we are proud to offer the most comprehensive selection of annuals in the Chicagoland area! Come and seek some gardening inspiration for 2019 whilst meandering through endless oceans of color…

What are Annuals?

It is annuals we can thank for providing the bulk of color in many gardens, as these plants invest almost all of their energy into flowering, many ending only with that first hard frost.   Annuals, as their name implies, are short-lived plants, completing their entire life cycle within a year (germinate-grow-flower-seed).

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Tried and True Favorites

  • Alyssum
  • Bedding Begonia
  • Impatiens
  • Lobelia

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Plants we treat as annuals

  • Begonias (Tuberous)
  • Geraniums (Pelargoniums)
  • Gerbera Daisy

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Advantages of Annuals

  • Continuous color from spring to first frosts.
  • Mass floral displays
  • Great value for money with low prices

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Design Your own Planter

One method when designing a mixed planter or a hanging basket is to visualize 3 distinct layers; top (height), middle and bottom (cascading). These are often referred to as the Thriller, Filler and Spiller. This basic rule ensures 3 layers of interest and the best use of space.

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Design Your own Garden Bed

First off think color, for although no colors truly clash in nature, putting together a good combination of colors can be the difference between a nice or a stunning planting. You want your bed to be a show-stopper, so play with colors until you find that perfect combination.

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What are Proven Winners?

Who determines which plants become Proven Winner... you do! Consumer garden success is the top criteria in the extensive selection process. All plants undergo years of painstaking research, trials and evaluations to carefully select those precious individuals that consistently display superior qualities.

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