Your patio should be your own special haven.
through July when you refer a friend to Patio Plants Unlimited you can
earn $25 off next year's planting
service for each referral PLUS
I'll also bring you a planter of flowers
right away! If you have an irrigation system, I'll even plug it into
your system (it can be removed at the end of the
Caring for your Impatiens* Impatiens require moist soil and prefer shady locations.
*Impatiens are wonderful easy-care plants and do not require deadheading (removing spent blooms). They occasionally get somewhat leggy and need to be cut back.
*New Guinea Impatiens prefer a filtered sunlight with a few hours of direct sunlight if possible.
*New cultivars, named “Sunpatiens” are now available which can grow in full sun.
*Impatiens are not tolerant of even the slightest frost in the fall although covering them with a frost fabric may help to protect them.
What's in a Name: Impatiens
Returning to this year's theme of how various flowers got their names, this month I’ll be sharing information about Impatiens.
word "impatiens" is Latin and, somewhat obviously, it means
"impatient." These plants were named
explosive seed-pods which propel seeds in
every direction when ripe. The seed pods look very much like flower
although they turn slightly brown when ripe (circled in the picture).
When touched they will explode – a curiosity and amusement to both
children and adults!
If you have any questions about your plants or irrigation system, please contact me. I sincerely hope your patio is your own special haven.Stephanie Selig
tel: (970) 988-3808
Ellis, Barbara W. "Impatiens." Taylor's Guide to Annuals: How to Select and Grow More than 400 Annuals, Biennials, and Tender Perennials. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999. 307-09. Print.
Pitman, Derick. "Hybrid Impatiens." Mr Impatiens - Home Page. Web. 23 June 2011.
Wells, Diana. "Impatiens." 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names. Chapel Hill: Algonquin of Chapel Hill, 1997. 102-03. Print.