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Pansies

One of the plants that most signifies cooler weather is the pansy. Who can resist that cute little face looking back at you? Not only are they cute, they’re tough too. I’ve had them survive temps in the low 20s, covered with ice, only to bounce back once it warms up a bit.

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Give them sun to part sun, deadhead spent flowers, a haircut if they get too leggy, and they’ll be perfectly happy in your garden beds or containers. They bloom their little heads off till about May or June.

3″ containers are $1.00 each.

Alachua County Farmers’ Market today till 1:00.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Sweet Alyssum

I love, love, love sweet alyssum, Lobularia maritima. It’s a beautiful little cool season annual that doesn’t stop blooming till it gets hot again. Great as a border plant in your garden beds, container plantings, and hanging baskets. It gets about 10″ tall with a trailing habit of about 1′. And, to make it an even cooler plant … it has a very sweet honey fragrance! What more could you want! I have them in 3″ containers for $1/each.

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Sweet alyssum and petunias
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Sweet alyssum

The pics show some ideas on how to use sweet alyssum. I especially love using sweet alyssum mixed with Swiss chard (I have that in stock also).

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Sweet alyssum and Swiss chard
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Sweet alyssum

I’m at Alachua County Farmers’ Market today till 1:00.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Swiss Chard “Bright Lights”

Good chilly morning. It’s a cold start to the Alachua County Farmers’ Market, but at least the sun’s shining.

More cool season plants for you today: Swiss chard “Bright Lights” is edible, but I love to use it as an ornamental because of its beautiful colored stems and veins. Snapdragons, violas, delphinium, sweet alyssum, pansies, and mints (spearmint, peppermint, apple mint, pineapple mint, mojito mint).

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Mints
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Swiss chard "Bright Lights"
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Violas
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Pansies, sweet alyssum, snapdragons
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Delphinium

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Cool Season Annuals

Good morning! Guess what … it’s cool season annual time already. I have snapdragons, sweet alyssum, pansies, delphinium, and violas ready to go home with you.

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"Blue Butterfly" Delphinium

Isn’t the delphinium above beautiful! It’s “Blue Butterfly”, a smaller growing delph to about 2′. Likes sun/part sun. Deadhead for continued blooms. The color is gorgeous: purple/blue with pinky splotches on the tips of the blooms.

3″ containers are $1.00 each and 4″ containers are $2.00 each.

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Pansies, violas, snaps, sweet alyssum, delphinium

I’m at Alachua County Farmers’ Market today till 1:00.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs

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“Old Blush” Rose

“Old Blush” rose. Isn’t that pretty! China/Bengale rose bred before 1793. Pink/dark pink, semi-double to double blooms. Moderate fragrance. Blooms in flushes throughout the year. 4-7′ tall and wide. Sun/part sun. Zones 6a – 10b. Low maintenance rose that rarely needs spraying. Own root. $20.00/3-gallon.

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Alachua County Farmers’ Market today till 1:00. See you soon.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs