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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Is your flower bed needing a face lift? Or do you need a new table arrangement? Our lifestyle expert Chris Olsen with Botanica Gardens has great advice for you!

    Filling in the Gap

    Are your flower beds looking rather boring with no curb appeal? It is amazing what colorful annuals can do to immediately change your flower bed's attitude. If your looking for those annuals (plants that bloom and seed in one season) that will last all summer in the Southern heat then I have the perfect choices for you. Here is a list of the "got to haves". All these annuals I grow in my own garden at Casa de Olsen.

    Oktoberfest Confetti Garden Mixture
    Honey Bee Mine Petunia
    Million Bells Petunia (Calibrachoa)
    Peach Frost Fusion Impatiens
    Infrared Apricot Fusion Impatiens
    Luscious Citrus Lantana
    Giant Pink Supertunia
    Bubblegum Supertunia
    Purple Wondering Jew
    Under the Sea Coleus Collection
    Vancouver Centennial
    Indian Tunes
    Fan Flower 

    Pear Essentials

    Not only are pears great for sweet treats but they are wonderful accessories and equally amazing decorations. I have some easy ideas that you can create the perfect spring and summer decor for any gathering.

    Stack-able Pear Arrangement:

    Take a 1 inch x 6 inch board (any length) and paint it a nice green color. Then drill and secure several metal rods into the board about 12 inches tall or a little shorter at a random pattern. All you have to do now is just slide fresh pears onto the rods. I also like to use sheet moss to hide and camouflage the painted board for a softer look. Don't forget to scatter a few pears on the table itself.

    For that perfect kitchen accessory just take a real or artificial pear and dip half of each fruit into a bowl full of acrylic paint. Choose any color that you like. Let dry and then fill a bowl full of these colorful wonders. Even a painted pear placed in a bird's next makes for an eye catching display.

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