Your DOUBLE Daily Dose of Natural Beauty, courtesy Advertiser Zenith Holland Nursery – Flower Power Inspired by Summer Color Sizzlers Osteospermum:
As we celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer, we know that we won’t really see summer rise for another few weeks, but we can dream and begin enjoying some dazzling summer color with bright Osteospermum. These two examples are on the vivid part of the spectrum and call to mind that famous summer of love. Flower power wow!
To enjoy these bright blooms, plant in full sun in well drained soil. They will enjoy a fertilizing feed about every two weeks; a liquid fertilizer is recommended. If you invest some attention toward dead-heading the blooms when spent, you will be rewarded with a full eight weeks of color as new blooms appear.
Osteospermum, or African Daisy, are great in container scapes. You can pair them with ageratum and petunia, perhaps with a foil of dusty miller to cool down hot color combinations. Around here you will likely only be able to enjoy these as half hardy annuals, but in the right location and with a bit of protection you may be able to coax an overwintering. Whether or not you only get one season with them, they can’t help but set a cheerful tone with their bright hues.
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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