By MELINDA WILLIAMS
With the heat of summer waning, fall is an ideal time to plant perennials, trees and shrubs to brighten next spring’s flower garden.
Pulaski County 4-H is selling two ideal candidates for fall planting: Pink Shira hydrangea and Zagreb coreopsis. Proceeds from the sales benefit the 4-H garden and horticulture programs at Critzer, Pulaski and Riverlawn elementary schools.
The hydrangeas have blossoms that range from pink to purple, depending upon the acidity of the soil. They bloom in late summer and grow to about three feet wide and tall. They should be planted in partial shade.
Zagreb coreopsis blooms from early summer to late fall when planted in full sun. The compact 18- to 24-inch thread-like plants are covered with a mass of small yellow blossoms.
Pulaski County 4-H leaders say the “beautiful” plants are available in one-gallon pots at a cost of $10 apiece. They can be purchased while supplies last at any of the three elementary schools listed above. The contact person at Critzer is Kim Allen; Pulaski, Cassandra Cox, and Riverlawn, Kim Duncan.
Checks should be made payable to the school, with “Garden Club” written on the memo line.