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For the past 80 years, Espoma Tones have defined the naturally beautiful garden. From our famous Holly-tone® to our newest product, Flower-tone®, each is a complex blend of long lasting natural ingredients, enhanced with our Bio-tone® microbes.
Each Tone has been carefully developed in conjunction with nursery and horticultural professionals to produce outstanding flowers, shrubs and vegetables. No fillers, sludge or inert ingredients are ever used. And since every ounce of every Tone is manufactured in our own plant under our strict supervision, quality is guaranteed.
- Long lasting natural organics break down slowly for steady, continuous feeding.
- Contains Bio-tone® microbes.
- Adds organic matter to soil.
- Safe. Low in salts so it won't burn.
- Safe for people, pets, & the environment
September Color of the Month
Orange is hot! It makes its presence known, bringing richness and intensity to the garden scene. Orange blends beautifully with chartreuse, yellow and red, holding up well even in the brightest of sunny spots. It can be softened using cream, buff and peach toned blooms and bronze to copper foliage. Try orange with the rich burgundy leaves of Barberries, Ninebark(physocarus) and Bronze Fennel for a satisfying combo.
The first orange blooms to appear in my garden are Princess Irene Tulips which glow like orange and pink flames against the lime green of new spring foliage. More impressive in stature are the tall stems bearing hanging clusters of burnt orange bells of Imperial Fritillaries. A pool of burning lava-orange Helianthemum Henfield Brilliant simmers around the acid green blooms of Euphorbia wulfeni.
By summer vivid orange flowers of Daylilies, Lilies, Dahlias and Cannas evoke a tropical paradise, especially if paired with large-leaved plants like Bananas, Phormiums and Palms. Other great performers are Zinnias, Marigolds, Geums, Heleniums, California Poppies and Nasturtiums. Try a backdrop of orange blooming Honeysuckle or Trumpet Vine up an arbor or intersperse with shrubs of Pomegranate, Potentilla and Roses for color all summer.
Autumn brings the warm glow of harvest colors, pumpkins, mums, Pyracantha berries and fabulous fall fireworks from Maples, Sweet Gums, Sumacs and Witch Hazels. Ornamental grasses add movement and texture to the garden. Try Pheasant Grass (Anemanthele lessoniana) for its coppery-orange evergreen foliage that sways with every breeze. Orange Sedge (Carex testacea) is excellent in containers or in the garden, its evergreen, fine-textured foliage cascading gracefully over the edge. Heathers like Calluna Firefly, Wickwar Flame and Winter Chocolate turn fiery shades of orange-red in fall and winter.
If you crave a little spice in your life, adding orange will liven up your garden palette.