Your Daily Dose of Natural Beauty, courtesy Advertiser Zenith Holland Nursery – Captain Lovely sets a course for Summer Color:
Today we explore the beauty of the Captain Lovely Calla Lily. The name is not only a little amusing, but definitely apropos for this lovely Calla Lily. You will remember from the last time we explored Calla Lilies, that they are a bloom with symbolic significance of humility and devotion. Now let’s dive a little deeper into the care of these stunners.
Calla Lilies are native to South Africa and are actually easy to grow either in garden borders, patio containers or even indoors in containers. The lilies are rhizomes that grow firm plants culminating in the stunning chalice shared flowers. In our climate, the blooms will delight in summer until early fall. They will thrive in full sun but can accept partial shade. Consistent moisture is essential, along with good drainage to prevent root rot. Feeding with a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks is recommended until blooms have faded.
To enjoy the flowers in a bouquet or arrangement, the flowers should be harvested in the cool of morning or evening. They flowers should be pulled not cut to prevent damage to both flowers and tubers. Most Cala Lilies are winter hardy in USDA zones 8-10 and can be left right in the ground to overwinter. Look for their re-emergence in spring and a growth to full blooming once again in summer. With amazing colors and typical perennial return, Calla Lilies deliver a healthy return on your gardening investment.
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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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