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- Vines that flower. Here we can use climbing roses to add color and also a touch of romance to your home. Using a climbing rose keeps the vines light and prevents rodents from nesting. Using guidelines for roses, trim them back each year so they will be stronger next season.
- Hydrangea. Hide your plain-Jane foundation walls with thick foliage of the Hydrangea plant. With its large ball-shaped pink and lavender blooms they add color. If you have more acidic soil the blooms will be blue. Plant at least two feet from your walls so you don't have moisture issues.
- Encore Azalea. Plant in sunny spots that might cook other plants. Encore Azaleas bloom in spring and then again in late summer and early fall. Plant along walkways in slightly acidic soil. Color pops of white, pink, red and purple.
- Rhododendron. Great for tall foundation walls for in front of porches. This woody shrub can get 10 foot tall so keep it trimmed. Color pops of pink, red and white.
- Knockout Rose. A bush rose that will bloom from spring to first frost. These are easy care and disease resistant. Color pops in red, white, yellow, pink, orange and many other hybrid colors.
There are also some flowering trees you can plant but they may not flower the first year. They are Southern Magnolia, Cherry Trees, flowering Dogwood, flowering Crabapple, Eastern Redbud and Crepe Myrtle. Check with your local nursery to see which is right for your yard.
Another way to get color pop is to plant bulbs. Most bulbs bloom in the early spring but if you can dig a hole you can grow a bulb. They are not picky and are very hardy. Options are tulips, crocus, Gladiolus, Hyacinth and Calla Lilies. All of these come in a wide variety of color that you can mix and match.
Here are some local events for June.
- A Few Good Men. Centre Stage Professional Theatre from 5/22 to 6/7. Times are Thur-Sat 8 pm and Sun 3 pm. Admission $30, $25 or $20.
- Affair in the West End. Greenville's newest community festival. Date 6/7 from 10 am to 7 pm. Free!
- Broadway Peace Talk: Evita. At the Peace Center on 6/25 at 6:30 pm.
- Chautauqua History Alive Festival: Rising to the Occasion. Various locations from 6/13 to 6/22. Free! Times 9 am, 11:30 am, 2 pm, 7 pm & 7:30 pm.
- For more June events, check out this web page.
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