Score a Touchdown with Nature
Score a Touchdown with Nature

Balanced Enviroments

February 2, 2023

Did you pick a winning team for the Big Game?

Show your support for Philadelphia and Kansas City with these plants that represent your favorite team.

These plants not only add beauty to your outdoor space, but they also bring a touch of team spirit to your home.

Go Philly!

The Emerald Green Arborvitae is an evergreen coniferous tree that is prized for its attractive, deep green foliage and dense, pyramid-like growth habit. It typically grows to a height of 10-15 feet and 4-6 feet wide, making it a good choice for narrow spaces, screens or hedges. Its foliage is arranged in scale-like leaves that are bright green and glossy in the summer, and maintain their color throughout the winter.

 

Score a Touchdown with Nature
Score a Touchdown with Nature

Blue Fescue is a clump-forming ornamental grass that grows to be 10-20 cm tall. It has fine, blue-gray foliage with a fountain-like shape. It produces small, feathery flower spikes in summer which are typically brown or tan. It is a drought-tolerant plant and is well-suited for rock gardens, borders, and container plantings. It prefers well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade.

Hosta is a perennial plant native to East Asia, commonly grown for its ornamental foliage in gardens and landscapes. They are commonly referred to as “plantain lilies.” Hostas have large, typically green leaves that can be smooth or ribbed. In summer, they produce spikes of flowers that are typically white, lavender, or purple. They prefer partial to full shade and well-drained soil.

Score a Touchdown with Nature
Score a Touchdown with Nature

Dichondra Silver Falls is an annual ground cover plant with silver-colored, kidney-shaped leaves. It grows as a trailing plant, reaching lengths of 6-12 inches, making it ideal for hanging baskets, window boxes or as an edging plant. It is a low-maintenance, sun-loving plant that is known for its attractive foliage and is often used as an alternative to grass in lawns.

Go Kansas City!

Cranberry Red Hibiscus is a cultivar of the tropical Hibiscus plant, known for its large, showy flowers. As the name suggests, it produces blooms that are a vibrant shade of red, often with a cranberry hue. The flowers have a large, cup-like shape and typically measure 6-8 inches in diameter. The plant itself is an evergreen shrub that can grow up to 8 feet tall, with dark green leaves that are usually glossy.

 

Score a Touchdown with Nature
Score a Touchdown with Nature

Sunflowers are annual plants with large, bright yellow flowers on long stems that face the sun. The center of the flower is made up of many small flowers arranged in a disk-like shape, surrounded by petals. Sunflowers are known for their ability to produce large quantities of oil-rich seeds, which are commonly used in cooking, birdseed, and for extraction of oil for industrial and cosmetic use.

Knock Out Roses are a type of shrub rose that are known for their easy care and maintenance, as well as their prolific blooming habit. They are named after the “knock out” punch they deliver with their non-stop flowering season. They have a compact growth habit and can reach a height of 3-4 feet, with a spread of 4-5 feet.

Score a Touchdown with Nature
Score a Touchdown with Nature

Tulips are popular bulbous flowering plants widely cultivated for their bright and colorful flowers, which are typically trumpet-shaped and come in a range of colors, including red, pink, yellow, orange, and purple. Tulips grow from bulbs and can reach a height of 6-24 inches. They are usually grown as perennials in cold climates and as annuals in warmer climates.

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