Impatiens Aren’t Impatient
Interior decorating creates an environment that defines your individual tastes and your temperament. But no one will appreciate your hard work to create a comfortable ambiance if the exterior of your home doesn’t have the same welcoming appeal.
Landscaping with plants and flowers sets an inviting tone for you and your guests, every time you enter your front door. A colorful flower garden around the patio will make any backyard barbecue feel like a four-star dining experience. Nothing brings more instant cheer than a hanging planter of flowers on the porch. Like interiors, the effort you put into designing the exterior spaces around your home will allow you to be creative and artistic while providing months worth of beauty for all to enjoy.
Impatiens are the most popular bedding plant in the U.S. for many reasons. The quality they’re most noted for is their ability to thrive in shade. They bring a burst of color to partial or full shade areas where most other plants wouldn’t survive. Impatiens have medium-sized glossy leaves that are green or green with white edges—and they are covered in blooms from spring to fall. They have a compact growth habit, meaning they will maintain a nice symmetrical shape without taking over other plants. There are single and double impatiens and the double impatiens are growing in popularity for their wide assortment of color, and their larger, fuller blooms.
Another reason for the popularity of impatiens is that they perform equally well in containers and hanging baskets, so you can surround yourself with blooms. Make sure to maintain a moist soil, and remember that containers will dry out faster than plants in the ground. Because they prefer partial shade, they don’t need the same frequent watering as plants requiring lots of sunlight.
Double impatiens come in colors including white, light pink, salmon, and coral, with pink, red and purple varieties ranging from light and soft to deep, dark and intense. Some flowers are even two-tone, like the pink and purple blooms on “Purple Star” or the red and white “Red Star.”
The double impatiens Silhouette ” Appleblossom” plant provides a wealth of double peach-pink blooms set against green foliage. The Silhouette “Appleblossom” will grow to approximately 10 inches in height and 9 inches in diameter, making a gorgeous compact display of soft pink throughout the warm season. Garden Harvest Supply grows Appleblossom, as well as all our other double impatiens, in fine quality growing medium and in larger pots than most plant sellers, so you receive plants that are healthy and guaranteed to arrive alive and thrive with your love and attention.
Become your own landscape designer, personalizing your beds and containers to your tastes. If your home’s exterior is busy, consider a minimalist look in your flower beds, sticking with a monotone, single color of bloom offset by assorted heights and colors of foliage. Choose two complementary colors of flowers like light pink and deep pink to make a design in small isolated beds. Or, use two contrasting colors such as purple and orange, or dark red and salmon to add drama and impact. Spread a rainbow of color where you want to make a dull, drab bed feel bigger and brighter.