Sarah Browning Catching – Little Blues is also the regular of the year.

Sarah Browning for Lincoln Journal Star

The Permanent Plants Association is a professional horticultural business organization dedicated to improving the plant industry by educating on the promotion, promotion and use of permanent plants.

The year 2022 is a year of small blues, schizophrenia, and ornamental species.

For those of you who enjoy the sublime beauty of Nebraska grasses, we know that spring and summer are beautiful, drawing our landscapes with different greens but showing off in the fall. The cold of the night causes discoloration on leaves and stems, creating a beautiful collage of yellow, orange, and red when driving in the countryside.

As the leaf and flower heads dance in the wind, the grass adds a sense of mobility to the landscape. Their leaves remain intact during the winter months, giving more interest to the winter landscape.

A little blues growing

The youngest blues are grassy during the summer and begin to grow in late spring and stop in early fall. Plants grow very actively during the hot summer days and, once established, can withstand drought. It is a large part of North America and has long been a major part of the lawn. They are strong for Zone 3.

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The positive nature of the small blues makes it an ideal complement to many flowering plants such as coniferous flowers, sedum, coreopsis, ferns, aster and many more. It is also a source of larvae for a variety of butterflies and moths, including many species of boats.

To maintain a steady growth pattern, a little blues need full sun, well-drained soil (clay or sand) and dry growth conditions (if plants are well established).

Loosen heavy or compacted soil before planting to develop better roots for young plants. They perform well in poor soils and low nitrogen levels in the soil are essential to prevent cracking, slippage or cracking. Cut the strings before the end of winter or early spring.

Plants grow 2 to 3 feet tall, depending on the species. In summer the leaves are medium green to blue-green, in autumn they turn reddish-bronze or orange. Seed heads are produced from late summer to early autumn and consist of soft, beige plum.

If your little blues tends to fall to the ground in your garden, you are getting too much shade, too much water or too much nitrogen.

This week we look at seven gardeners – six national winners and one regional winner.

Cultivators to consider

The best species to consider include blues, blue skies, and blues.

• The blues small bluish leaves turn light blue in spring, dark in gray to greenish-green, and finally pink-orange, reddish-purple or bright red in the fall. Tactical growth, like a broomstick. Height 2-3 feet.

• Jazz Silver blue summer leaves give a strong hue to a deep bronze hue. Available as a sport for the Blues, it is only 2 to 2.5 feet tall.

• Blue Sky is the 2013 election of the University of Minnesota. It has a very straight, broom-like growth pattern and a beautiful, blue-gray leaf turns purple in autumn. Height 2 to 4 feet.

• The blues have straight, straight knot with thin green-blue leaves, pink and purple. The leaves develop burgundy-red and orange tones in the fall. Height 2-4 feet.

• Permanent Ovaries are another popular species with a strong vertical growth pattern. It stays in a uniform pile in the garden. In summer, the leaves are blue-green and purple at the base of the stem, falling to red and orange. Height 2 to 3 feet.

Indigenous grasses, such as small blues, are an important addition to the landscape of the Great Plains flora. For Nebraska’s challenging development conditions, they are well tolerated by drought and variable winter temperatures. Consider adding a little blush to your garden this summer!

Sarah Browning: Flowers and big winners

All US elections this year announced six winners of gold medals, including two gold medals and four national winners.

Choosing the annual perennial plant

Each year, the PPA selects and promotes the annual perennial plant. The choice of plants is simple. PPA members nominate plants for estimation and then vote for the best plant, usually three or four plants in the selection. Plants are selected based on a number of factors, such as suitability for different climatic conditions, multiple seasons of ornamental demand, low maintenance, pest resistance, availability and ease of propagation.

Sarah Browning is an extension teacher with Nebraska Extension. To ask questions or contact her, call 402-441-7180 ​​or write to or 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln, NE 68528.

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