“Annual” News Report 2017
What’s New for 2017
Spring planting is once again upon us…time to get those hands dirty and create amazing pops of color everywhere! The Lake Kountry, Inc. annual greenhouses will shortly be exploding with outstanding plants that offer so much more than just “good looks”! Long-lasting cut flowers, pollinators, bird and butterfly attractors, deliciously scented varieties, edibles, mosquito repellants…we’ve got them all! Read on for a few “teasers”, then get ready to plan a trip to visit us soon!
There is simply nothing better for early Spring planting than pansies, but now try to imagine frilly, frilly, frilly pansies!!! Our new ‘Frizzle Sizzle’ series includes choices like ‘Blueberry Thrill’, ‘Fizzy Lemonberry’, and ‘Frizzle Sizzle Raspberry’ – yum!
Cut flowers are always a favorite – there’s nothing better in the summer than to bring sweet smells into your home by creating a beautiful bouquet. We’ve got all your old favorites plus lots of new ones like Solanum ‘Pumpkin on a Stick’, Lisianthus (the blue is amazing!) and Zinnias like the ‘Cupcake’ Series and ‘Queen Red Lime’!
There is a real need to provide more pollinator plants in order to sustain a healthy bee population. Planting annuals is an important yet simple way to help. Look for an upcoming article devoted to ways you can help the bees with plants and habitat ideas! We carry a large selection of annuals that are excellent pollinators, including new ones such as Erysimum ‘Winter Party’.
At Lake Kountry, Inc. we are always looking for annuals to attract and support our bird and butterfly population. The list of new varieties is long so we’ll touch on just a few for now – Cuphea ‘Eye of the Tiger’, ‘Luscious’ Berry Blend and Marmalade Lantana plus ‘Butterfly’ Pentas in rose, red and white!
Have no fear – our mosquito repellant plants are once again here! ‘Citronella-like’ plants are back in full force and include scented geraniums, lemon grass and even lemon catnip!
As you’re choosing your colorful annuals, don’t forget to add “fillers”! Coleus remains the most popular and we’ve once again added new varieties like ‘Royal Flush’, ‘Colorblaze Sedona’, ‘Hurricane Jenni’, ‘Raspberry Tart’ and ‘Orange King’ (‘Twist and Twirl’ remains one of our favorites!). Many of our customers are now creating planters using coleus exclusively and the results are amazing!
Unusual color combinations in petunias and calibrachoa are probably the easiest way to create a beautiful basket or container that is super easy to care for! ‘Crazytunias’ and ‘Superbells’ are back in a huge array of colors, ‘Starshine Violet’, ‘Hells Fruit Punch’, ‘Blue Ray’, ‘Baby Purple Variegated’, and the popular ‘Night Sky’ are just a few of many available!
Lake Kountry, Inc. is a Certified Proven Winners Garden Center and we carry the finest annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees. Check out the Proven Winners website for the newest varieties. We also carry many varieties from Rush Creek Growers.
From our beautiful hanging baskets, gorgeous container gardens, custom-made containers and on-site annual plantings we’re here to supply your annuals needs and make it the most colorful 2017 possible. We’re looking forward to seeing and working with you!
LAKE KOUNTRY INC., HAS A COMPLETE NURSERY/GARDEN CENTER LOCATED JUST MINUTES FROM NEW RICHMOND, AMERY, SOMERSET AND OSCEOLA, WI. WE CARRY A FULL SELECTION OF ANNUALS, PERENNIALS, SHRUBS, TREES, WATER PLANTS, TROPICALS PLUS EVERYTHING YOU’LL NEED FOR ALL YOUR GARDENING NEEDS IN NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN!