Your Daily Dose of Natural Beauty, courtesy Advertiser Zenith Holland Nursery – Colorful Coleus an excellent bed-filler:
Today’s garden gem is Coleus, a delightful annual that will spread out up to 16 inches! The wide-spreading growth pattern of Coleus makes it an excellent choice to provide color and visual interest to garden beds. In particular, they will be successful in areas of partial shade.
Coleus offer a variety of shades and variegation lending them much versatility in complementary plantings such as combining them with begonias or New Guinea impatiens. As a tropical plant, Coleus enjoys the warmer temps of summer, however it is a thirsty plant and will require daily watering during hot dry summer spells. Care should be taken though, to avoid watering too heavily as the plant is susceptible to root rot. Fertile well-draining soil is essential to keep Coleus flourishing.
A last word about this popular plant in the gardener’s palette, the oils in the plants are toxic to dogs and cats. If your pooch or kitty likes to eat plants, coleus should be placed where they do not have access.
ABOUT OUR SPONSOR
This “Daily Dose of Natural Beauty” is brought to you by Zenith Holland Nursery, thanking you and the South King County community for your continuing support.
As a designated “Essential Business” member of the Food and Agriculture sector, Zenith Holland Nursery is operating daily offering a broad selection of edibles including fruits and cool season vegetable starts that can be planted now. Owner /Operator Lyn Robinson and her husband are on site daily to assist customers with their horticultural needs, while other staff remain safely at home.
If you are one of the many folks who would like to seize your stay-at-home time to plant a Victory garden, Zenith Holland can help. They are a local resource for seeds, soil and fertilizer. While practicing social distancing measures on site, they can also answer questions or orders by phone.
Established in 1907, Zenith Holland Nursery is proud to be the oldest continually operating business in Des Moines. They specialize in growing and providing quality plants ranging from hardy perennials to culinary herbs, colorful annuals, sedums, ground covers and hanging baskets. The nursery sits on just over an acre of land with eleven greenhouses.
Zenith Holland is located just south of downtown Des Moines at 23260 Marine View Drive South (map below).
Their current hours are:
- Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. so you can shop small, shop local, shop essential.
Zenith Holland Nursery
23260 Marine View Drive South
Des Moines, WA 98198
Phone: (206) 878-7002
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