Collier's Garden Scoop
May 2022
Summer temps are settling in, but we still have a great selection of annuals, perennials, herbs, veggies and hanging baskets. Maybe your garden is filling up, or maybe you haven't even begun digging yet (it's not too late, by the way); in either case, we hope you'll stop by and see us soon!
Truly Tough Trio

Only the strongest plants survive an Alabama summer, including three of our favorites: cuphea, gomphrena and ruellia. This trio is particularly well-suited to our climate, since they are native to hot, humid areas of Mexico and Central America. All grow best in full or partial sun (4 hours minimum), are seldom bothered by disease, pest, or deer and bloom profusely until frost. Flowers of cuphea, gomphrena and ruellia attract butterflies and other pollinators as well as hummingbirds.
Mexican Heather
'Ragin Cajun'
Shade Garden Jewels
Impatiens pack a punch in shadier areas of the garden. Prolific, showy flowers in a wide variety of colors brighten up areas where not much else will bloom. Impatiens do best in 2 or 3 hours of morning sun, or bright filtered sun throughout the day (the exception being sunpatiens, which will tolerate full sun if watered consistently). All impatiens prefer damp soil, so water regularly for most vigorous growth and flowering. Cut plants back in mid-summer and fertilize to encourage fresh growth and keep them from getting leggy. Impatiens, along with torenia and hostas, attract hummingbirds to the shade garden.

Pictured here:
Sunpatien 'Compact White'
New Guinea Impatien 'Harmony Deep Salmon'
Double Impatien 'Fiesta Bonita White'
Impatien 'Xtreme Lilac'
Trailing Impatien 'Patchwork Cosmic Orange'
Little girl examining batterfies on flower using magnifying glass
May Lawn Care
Apply fertilome Lawn Food Plus Iron to Bermuda & Zoysia lawns.
Apply fertilome Centipede Weed & Feed (15-0-15) to Centipede lawns.
2904 Old Rocky Ridge Road 35243
Call or Text: 205-822-3133

Current Hours:
Monday through Saturday 9 to 5:30
Sunday 1 to 5
*Close at 5 beginning Tuesday 5/31*

Memorial Day Weekend Hours:
Open Saturday 9 to 5:30
*Closed Sunday & Monday*