The bicolored blooms are always a big hit in the garden. These plants can be used in containers and in landscapes with most varieties thriving through a hard frost. Friend and fellow garden writer Angie Rose was part of the the Proven Winner Plant Geek collaboration I put together this summer. This collaboration included growing a theme garden from the Proven Winner collections and sharing the information on social media. In today’s post I documented the Beautiful Bicolored Blooms on Display By Angie The Freckled Rose.
[alert-note]Beautiful Bicolored Blooms On Display In Angie’s Garden[/alert-note]
The images collection below is by guest blogger Angie of The Freckled Rose. These are the bicolored blooms she showcased this year in her garden as part of the plant geek collaboration.
List of The Bicolor Blooms
Below is the list of Bicolor Blooms featured in this theme.
- Torenia: Catalina Grape-O-Licious
- Solenostemon: Colorblaze Apple Brandy
- Lantana: Luscious Pinkberry Blend
- Calibrachoa: Superbells Lemon Slice
- Calibrachoa: Superbells Pomegranate Punch
- Verbena: Superbena Royale Cherryburst
- Verbena: Superbena Sparkling Amethyst
- Petunia: Supertunia Picasso in Blue
- Petunia: Supertunia Pretty Much Picasso
[alert-note]Interview with Guest Writer Angie Rose [/alert-note]
As part of the #plantgeek project I asked each participant if I could interview them about their growing experience. Angie shared with me some growing tips that have inspired me to try bicolor annuals in my garden next season.
[alert-note]Question: Tell us about the theme you were given to share. [/alert-note]
Angie: The theme I was given to share is beautiful bicolored blooms. These flowers really catch your eye and make the perfect feature in any container combination.\
[alert-note]Question: How did you use the plants? [/alert-note]
Angie: I used my plants in window boxes, small containers, and large containers as well as directly in my main garden bed. The Angelonia, Torenia and Lantana are featured front and center in my sun garden bed. I mixed these among more angelonia, zinnias, coreopsis and snapdragons. The Campfire Fireburst bidens and Colorblaze Apple Brandy were featured in a container along with coleus and canna lilies. I featured my Superbells Lemon Slice calibrachoa in my shed window boxes along with Lucia Ultraviolet lobelia, Lanai White verbena and Bright Ideas Black sweet potato vine.
Angie: I planted the Superbena Royale Cherryburst in a container on my picnic table along with MiniFamous Neo White calibrachoa and Easy Wave Velour Red petunias and dracaena spikes. My Superbena Sparkling Amethyst is planted in a small clay pot with vinca vines. Both Supertunia Picasso in Blue petunia and Supertunia Pretty Much Picasso are also planted in small clay pots with vinca vine and dracaena spikes. Lastly, my Supertunia Rose Blast Charm petunias are featured in my front window box.
[alert-note]Question: Do you have any growing tips that might help others grow successfully?[/alert-note]
Angie: When growing annuals make sure to use rich soil, fertilize regularly and give plenty of water during the summer heat. If you give them a little bit of TLC, they will put on a wonderful show all season long! I like to have fun with my annuals and get creative. If you use your imagination, color combinations and planting styles are endless!
[alert-note]About FreckledRose.com [/alert-note]
New England based gardener passionate about vegetables, flowers and herbs. I am located in USDA zone 6a Massachusetts. Very interested in urban farming and raising animals. Currently raising ducks and geese. Freelance photographer with a love of nature and landscape photography.
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After connecting with Angie and seeing the creative ways she used the bicolor blooms in her northern garden I’m inspired. I often over looked the bicolor blooms in the garden center or planted the varieties alone. It exciting to see that there are so many new bicolor blooms available for home gardeners.
[alert-warning]Will you add bicolor blooms to your summer garden in the years to come after viewing this interview? I’d love to hear from you so please share your thoughts and comments by commenting.