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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Southern Gardening: Calibrachoa, verbena bring summer colors

The dreary conditions of winter have made me ready for the warm days of spring and summer. I’ve been giving a lot thought to the types of plants that provide color with minimum effort.

As much as we all want to believe it’s possible, there’s no such thing as a maintenance-free landscape and garden. However, a couple of plants that I definitely will have in my landscape this spring are calibrachoa and verbena. I think you should have them, too.

I have sung the praises of Calibrachoa before. It is commonly called million bells. The name refers to the flower production of this relative of petunia. The plant lives up to its name and is self-cleaning, which means no deadheading is required.

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