When the mayor asked a friend in the nursery industry how to improve the image of a small but growing city, the answer was “plant flowers.” This may seem obvious to anyone in the greenhouse industry who is in a position to benefit from this beautification effort.
However, when searching the internet for curb appeal, planting flowers is one of the common opinions regardless of the source. Not only is this one of the most economical solutions for notebooks, but it also has the most direct benefit to the perceived value of the home.
A few years ago, Mississippi State University participated in a multi-state project to quantify the value of landscapes and conducted a homeowner survey. Survey respondents were presented with an image of a home with a base price of $192,000 and had the opportunity to evaluate some additional landscapes.
In the olden days, pineapple was a symbol of welcoming friends, family and visitors. Currently, pineapples are rarely used, but decorating the stairs with colorful flowers conveys the spirit of hospitality. Garden Guy used superbell pomegranate and grape punch stonecrop and hundreds of tiny yellow-flowered lemon coral sedum to create a container on the side of the front porch. This was a so-called triadic harmony display and was really flashy.
The exterior was truly Victorian, with each of the large pillars adorned with Super Tunia Bordeaux Super Tunia Vista Silver Berry, Diamond Frost Euphorbia and Truffle Pink Gonfrena. They fit the client and the house perfectly and needed a curb charm from the street. Your container is filled with a rich, fertile organic mixture, so it’s tightly compacted to bloom beautiful flowers. No need to dig and shovel the soil.
The end of the drive is an area where we are frustrated with what we should do and raise our hands in the air. Remember the mayor’s words, “plant flowers”.
The Garden Guy did that last October and planted Super Tunia Vista Bubble Gum, Super Tunia Vista Silver Berry, Super Tunia Vista Paradise, Panicled Hydrangea, Limelight Prime, Hydrangea Firelight Tibit, Pagster and Miss Molly Badrea. November was spectacular, survived the winter and was dazzling today. Welcome, guest!
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