Your Daily Dose of Natural Beauty, courtesy Advertiser Zenith Holland Nursery – Bright Hibiscus inspire Tropical Dreams:
Want to recapture the charm of a tropical vacation? Consider planting a dazzling Hibiscus plant. You can enjoy them as an indoor plant and enjoy blooming from summer through fall. If you prefer to raise them outdoors, you can plant them in large pots on wheeled coasters, and plan to move them indoors for overwintering.
As a tropical plant, Hibiscus will not tolerate freezing, as they also require full sun. Six hours of full sun is desired, though if you must plant in partial shade they will survive. However, you will not enjoy their fullest blooming potential. And what a potential it is! Either in hot pink, deep red, white, orange, peach or purple, the blooms are trumpet-shaped and ebullient.
Further care of Hibiscus includes attentive watering. These are thirsty plants and will need up to daily watering during the dog days of summer. Suceptible to aphids and spider mites, wise gardeners will protect them with a spray of insecticidal soap, which is also an environmentally friendly alternative to harsh chemicals.
Along with being simply beautiful, Hibiscus are prized by many for their use in flavoring, teas and as folk medicines. Although there are differing opinions as to the efficacy of Hibiscus as a nutritional supplement, supporters claim that it can help balance metabolism, lower cholesterol, and prevent high blood pressure. What is clear is that the deep red blooms are rich in the antioxidant anthocyanin, which is the same substance that can be found in berries and red wine, giving them their color.
Whether you wish to harvest blooms or simply enjoy the bloomin’ show through summer, hibiscus are a power house of tropical flare you can enjoy right here in the Pacific Northwest.
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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