Collier's Garden Scoop
May 2020 

We're Open! Visit Us In-Store: 
Monday through Saturday from 9 to 5:30
Sunday from 1 to 5
It's not too late to plant annuals, perennials & veggies
and we still have a great selection. We hope to see you this month! Stay well and enjoy your gardens, friends. 

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Gift Ideas for Green-Thumbed Moms
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10th- just a few days away! 
We have beautiful & fun options for the Moms in your life who love to be in their gardens.
Statues add elegance, drama, or whimsy to the garden. Displayed prominently they're great focal points & conversation starters. Tucked among plants they become hidden treasures. We have an interesting variety of statues, with choices for every budget.  
Herbs for Tea  
orange mint, lemon balm, chamomile (9.5" Bowl $24.99)
Herbs for Pizza  
Italian oregano, sweet marjoram, golden sage, English thyme, basil (9.5" Bowl $24.99)
Salvia 'Black & Bloom' 
Electric blue flowers emerge from black buds & stems- a real showstopper! For full or partial sun. Grows 3 to 4 feet tall & wide. Thrives in heat & humidity. Appreciates being watered regularly but will survive the occasional dry spell. Deer resistant. Attracts hummingbirds & other pollinators. Flower are excellent for cutting.
(10.5" Pot $29.99)  

Succulent Pots
Enjoy indoors in bright light or outdoors in shade to partial sun
($6.99 - $59)
Morning Glory  
Fast-growing annual vine that blooms until frost   
(Quart Pot $5.99)  
Mini Orchids
Colorful flowers for desktop, bookshelf or windowsill

Garden Must-Have
Perennial Butterfly Weed
Native to eastern & southern US. Grows 1 to 3 feet tall & wide in full or partial sun. Needs well-drained soil but tolerates heat, humidity & drought. Deer resistant. The leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly larvae & the flowers, which emerge June through August, are a nectar source for many butterflies. Develops a taproot so best left undisturbed once established. Perennial butterfly weed can be hard to find, so stop by soon if you'd like to add one to your garden.

Perfect Pairings for Shade or Sun
Get inspired by these lovely mixtures of flowers and foliage, made up of plants that are in-store now. These combos can be used in container gardens or on a larger scale in flower beds.
For Bright Shade
to Morning Sun
Caladium 'Miss Muffet' 
Begonia 'Babywing White'
Maidenhair Fern
Fuchsia 'Stand Up Betty'
For Full to Partial Sun
Purple Fountain Grass
Lantana 'Bandana Pink' 
Angelonia 'Angelmist Spreading White'
Sedum 'Lemon Ball'
Vinca 'Cora Cascade Polka Dot'
Salvia 'Victoria Blue'

New at the  Nursery 
Cuphea 'Honeybells'
A showy new variety of cuphea with a spreading, semi-trailing habit that's ideal for spilling out of containers & hanging baskets. Grows 10 to 12 inches tall & 14 to 20 inches wide. Plant in full or partial sun. Thrives in heat & humidity. Deer resistant. Bicolored rosy-red & light yellow cigar-shaped flowers will attract hummingbirds & butterflies to the garden all summer.

May Lawn Care
Bermuda & Zoysia
View our lawn care schedules here
Collier's Nursery 
2904 Old Rocky Ridge Road
Birmingham, AL 35243