Collier's Garden Scoop
July 2019
It's no secret that gardening in July is not nearly as enjoyable as it is in April & May! Many of us only emerge from air-conditioned homes to work in and enjoy our gardens in the early morning or evening hours, and who can blame us? In spite of the oppressive heat & humidity we continue to receive weekly shipments of plants for indoors and out. Stop by the nursery if you need to refresh your outdoor plantings, or would like to bring the garden indoors with lush and leafy houseplants!
July Hours
Monday - Saturday 9 to 5
Closed Sunday

Midsummer Mix 
for Pollinators

This combination of sun and heat tolerant annuals will attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden from now until frost! Each of these plants is suited to container gardens or flowerbeds that receive 3+ hours of direct sun each day. Bright colors and dense clusters of tubular blooms signal to these beloved beauties that a delicious feast, and much-needed energy boost, await them in your garden. Add one or all of these plants to your landscape and enjoy the magical winged creatures that will soon arrive!

In this combo:
Cuphea 'Vermillionaire' 
Salvia 'Sallyfun Blue Emotion'
Cuphea 'Firecracker'
Lantana 'Pot of Gold'
Pentas 'Lucky Star Dark Red'

Fun Find
Ceramic Vases    

The summer landscape is at its peak, and with blooms abounding outside many gardeners like to create arrangements with flowers cut from their own gardens to enjoy indoors, to decorate for parties, or to share with family and friends. We love the way these crisp white vases make colorful blooms pop, while the details and soft lines add an elegant touch.

Perennial Favorite
Red Hot Poker

Also known as Torch Lily, Kniphofia hybrids are reliable perennials with bi-colored flower spikes in summer. Reddish-orange buds open to pale yellow or peach blooms that attract pollinators of all types. Plant in full or partial sun; well-drained soil is a must. Mature plants form clumps 1 to 2 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. Divide in spring if needed.  We currently have two varieties of Red Hot Poker in stock:

July Lawn Care

Apply  fertilome Lawn Food Plus Iron  to Bermuda and Zoysia lawns.
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Collier's Nursery 
205-822-3133 (call or text)
2904 Old Rocky Ridge Road
Birmingham, AL 35243