For two years running, in both 2011 and 2012, the West Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association has awarded Flowerscape First Prize for Containers, citing our innovative ideas and selection of interesting and unusual plants.
Each fall, we search for the most promising new annuals, looking for tough and long blooming beauties which are then custom grown for us.
Flower pots and beds are designed by Lynne Schwartz-Barker in winter, each design tailored to clients’ color preferences and style, creating plant combinations that are unique.
Designs come to life each May as thousands of flowers leave our holding beds for clients’ gardens. A detailed description of each pot and bed guides our staff in their planting.
Containers can be changed seasonally. In early spring, we fill pots with pansies. In May, summer flowers replace the pansies. In autumn, mums, pansies, flowering kale and flowering cabbage grace the pots. In winter, cut greens, twisted branches and red berries add interest through the coldest months of the year.
Annual flower beds can be planted twice a year. In May, summer flowers, including those good for cutting, are installed. When frost threatens in autumn, summer flowers are replaced by pansies that bloom during fall, winter and early spring. As spring turns to summer, pansies are removed and the cycle begins again.
There’s never a reason to have sad, empty flower beds and pots!