Combination Inspiration

Get Memorial Day garden party-ready with reds, whites & blues

Get Memorial Day garden party-ready with reds, whites & blues

Memorial Day Weekend is almost here! Planning on gathering around those grilling dogs, partaking in a game of corn hole and grabbing a cold one? Spiff your garden up with patriotic hues for the occasion. Here are a few reds, whites and blue to get your Memorial Day garden party ready! 

Featuring: Sock it to Me!

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We're featuring SOCK IT TO ME socks at the store this week!

What started as a tent at an outdoor market has turned in to an international company. One twenty something's vision has allowed us to enjoy these little funky accessories on a daily basis. Whether you're a ladybug, bacon or peacock girl, we're got you covered. There are many different designs and colors to choose from. We also carry men's crew socks with mustaches, beer or antlers.

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Stop by to browse our selection!

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Combination Inspiration with Gaillardia

Gaillardia grandiflora 'Arizona Sun'- Garden Supply Co

Gaillardia grandiflora, more commonly known as Blanket Flowers, are one of the most popular summer-blooming plants among gardeners due to their showy blossoms and completely carefree growing habits. Flowers begin blooming in very early summer and continue through until fall, providing continuous color in beds, borders, and container gardens alike. These perennials require little care once established, are heat tolerant, and actually prefer to be grown in poorer soils. And you just can't beat those blossoms for creating impact in the garden. Butterflies really like them, too.

Gaillardia grandiflora 'Arizona Sun'2- Garden Supply CoGaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Sun'

A 2005 All-American Selection and winner of the 2005 Fleuroselect Gold Medal, Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Sun' produces masses of large, 3" diameter, fiery orange-red blooms tipped by a ring of rich flame yellow. From the early summer on, the showy banded flowers "blanket" this plant. They get their name from the manner in which they used to blanket North American prairies with their blooms. They can still be found in fields and along roadsides in the prairie region and into the Rockies.

Gaillardia grandiflora 'Arizona Sun' Combination- Garden Supply CoGaillardia grandiflora 'Arizona Sun' with Musa Maurellii and Secretia

For an eye-catching combination, try pairing Arizona Sun with Musa Maurellii Red Banana and Secretia 'Silver Carpet'. People are usually most familiar with Secretia 'Purple Heart', an unusual purple leafed plant that blooms with tiny lavender blossoms in late summer. We are very excited to offer this silver leafed version this season, with lightly fuzzy foliage reminiscent of Lamb's Ears. And the purple red of the Red Banana perfectly complements Arizona Sun's stunning blanket of blooms.

To learn more about Gaillardia grandiflora 'Arizona Sun' and all the gorgeous plants you see here, please stop by the Garden Center. Our friendly experts are always standing by with answers to all your gardening questions.

Lamium "White Nancy" & Heucherella "Brass Lantern"

Create interest in the garden through use of color and foliage, like with this pairing of Lamium "White Nancy" and Heucherella "Brass Lantern".

Lamium White Nancy & Heucherella Brass Lantern- Garden Supply Co

Even a combination of just two types of plants can add instant drama to the landscape through the play of highlights and low-lights created when mixing foliage. Plants with red or purple foliage recede to the eye, while white foliage jumps forward. When planted together, contrasting foliage will add an instant sense of depth and lushness to any bed or border.