2 Mezoo Trailing Red
1 12-by-6-inch piece of weed fabric
Fill the spreader with potting mix and fertilizer.
Plant the Solenia begonia in the middle as the "thriller." Plant two petunias to the left and right of the begonia as the filler. Plant Mezoo Trailing Red as the spiller.
Fourth of July Wagon
by Ken Matthews Garden Center, York County; 898-7799
1 vintage wagon
1 three-gallon Rose of Sharon Satin Blue
2 three-gallon Flower Carpet Scarlet roses
3-4 six-inch Dusty Millers
4-5 six-inch pots variegated ivy
1 garden flag stake and patriotic flag
To make it: Keep plants in pots.
Arrange in wagon with Rose of Sharon in rear, Flower Carpet roses positioned to front and side; work in Dusty Miller and ivy toward front of wagon.
Stick flag stake and patriotic flag in a plant pot.
Water plants daily.
Tip: You could add stems of white-flowering Annabelle hydrangea to the red, white and blue scheme.
Plant everything in your garden after flowers fade (Flower Carpet roses bloom 'til frost) so you can create a different floral scene in the wagon. Think butterfly-attracting plants for mid- to late-summer.