Coleus Plants. DEER RESISTANT, heat tolerant, loves shaded areas, but suitable for a variety of light conditions. Colors and patterns are beautiful. Will freeze back and sometimes return in spring. Usually annual plants in my region.
Queen Red Lime is an exotic bicolor zinnia with 2 1/2" to 3" flowers that are thickly layered with maroon red petals, then crowned with lime green. Vigorous plants grow to 40" high, with long-stemmed, uniformly colored blooms. Use in masses for borders and in fresh bouquets. Seeds from Burpee.
Amaranth/Pigweed is a common weed that is highly nutritious! Use the greens in soups, stir fries, or salads. eat the dried seeds raw or roasted. The seeds are very high protein and have lysine, fiber, and calcium. A single plant can produce 100,000 seeds! The leaves have vitamins A and C, iron, fiber, calcium, and manganese. Amaranth is a highly sustainable food crop because of its drought resistance and fast rate of growth and proliferation.
In general, remove dead, damaged or diseased stems as soon as you see them. Find out the best time to trim hydrangeas, fruit trees, clipped hedges, roses, deciduous shade trees, evergreens, pines, shrubs, annual and perennial flowers, and berry plants. Also, check out our tips on how to prune different plants!