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Four Plants to Get into the Garden Now For Early Summer Color in | Regional Report

‘Wendy’s Wish’ salvia

It may feel odd to think about summer right now. But, there are several plants that you can plant out now that will ensure that your early summer garden is full of color. Getting these plants off to an earlier than usual start in the season helps them get fully established and ensures blooming will be in full swing before the really hot weather sets in. In addition, by allowing them to size up earlier, when you remove spring blooming annuals, you’ll have established plants as replacements. Then, when these early summer stars start to fade, they can be supplemented with annuals or succulents for the hot season. Here are four colorful options to plant snow for summer color:

‘Wendy’s Wish’ salvia (Salvia ‘Wendy’s Wish’, Zones 9-11)

Salvias don’t always look great when you see them in pots in the nurseries. That’s because they need a long…

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