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Above: PEGASUS® Begonia, INFINITY® Blushing Lilac Impatiens hawkerii, and RUFFLESTM Lavender Impatiens hawkerii At right: ABLAZIN’® Tabasco Salvia splendens, Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red Ipomoea batatas, COLORBLAZE® Kingswood Torch Solenostemon (Coleus), and COLORBLAZE® ALLIGATOR TEARS® Solenostemon (Coleus)
Salt tolerant plants
MOJAVE® Portulaca (Moss Rose) COLORBLAZE® Solenostemon (Coleus) Perennials:
FRUIT PUNCH® Dianthus (Pinks)
FESTIVAL STARTM Gypsophila (Baby’s Breath) DOLCE® and PRIMOTM Heuchera (Coral Bells) PRAIRIE WINDS® Panicum (Switch Grass) ROCK ‘N GROW® Sedum (Autumn Stonecrop) Shrubs:
LOW SCAPE® Aronia (Chokeberry)
LIL’ KIMTM, CHIFFONTM and SATIN® Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon)
LITTLE GOBLIN® Ilex (Winterberry)
HAPPY FACE® Potentilla
Rosa (Landscape Roses)
Annuals – SUREFIRE® Rose Begonia, SUPERTUNIA® Really Red Petunia, MOJAVE® Fuchsia Portulaca grandiflora, MOJAVE® Yellow Portulaca grandiflora, COLORBLAZE® Dipt in Wine Solenostemon (Coleus), and COLORBLAZE®
APPLE BRANDY® Solenostemon (Coleus) Perennials – FRUIT PUNCH® ‘Cranberry Cocktail’ Dianthus (Pinks), FRUIT PUNCH® ‘Maraschino’ Dianthus (Pinks), FESTIVAL STARTM Gypsophila (Baby’s Breath), PRIMOTM ‘Black Pearl’ Heuchera, and PRAIRIE WINDS® Cheyenne Sky Panicum Shrubs – LOW SCAPETM Mound Aronia
and GEM BOX® Ilex glabra
You’ve Got Mail
When life gets crazy, it leaves little time to actually stop and smell the roses. But what if those roses were planted right next to the mailbox you visit every day
to collect the mail? Mailbox gardens are a prime opportunity to deliver a daily dose of smiles to you, your letter carrier and your neighbors too.
Mailbox gardens come in many sizes, shapes and styles – make yours as simple or elaborate as you wish. Surround your mailbox with a raised bed or containers and replenish them with good soil annually. Plant salt-tolerant varieties if your mailbox is near pavement that is treated in winter. Choose blooms you will look forward to seeing
up close. You’ll be glad you did, every single day of the week.
Visit for more information about salt tolerant plants.
Salt-tolerant mailbox garden
This plain mailbox went from drab to fab by defining a small, yet color-packed space around it filled with salt tolerant flowers and plants. As the perennials and shrubs mature, they will dominate the space. For now, masses of vibrant color fill the gaps.

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