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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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We’re Back!!

We are back in business! Our new location is 102 S. Artisan Alley in beautiful downtown DeLand. Phone number is the same: 386-310-9081. Hours are Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 9:00 – 6:00; Thursday 9:30 – 6:00; and Friday 9:00 – 9:00; closed Monday and Tuesday.

We have some beautiful cool season annuals in stock: Baby’s Breath, Calendula, Foxglove, Hollyhock, Fragrant Stock, Lupine, and the really cool “Crazy Daisy” Shasta Daisy.

Geraniums, Sunpatiens, Petunias, herbs, and veggies are being delivered Friday.

Along with the above, we have the usual assortment of annuals, perennials, shrubs, roses, trees, organic fertilizers, etc., in stock.

It’s going to take me a few days to get the inside Garden Shop arranged like I want it, so please excuse the mess. And Gibbs won’t be there until I get his sitting area set up…so don’t be disappointed if it’s just me when you pop in. lol I know how much y’all love Gibbs!

I’m very excited about being a part of downtown DeLand. Can’t wait to see all my usual customers and to make new customers. Come see us soon!

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Roses and Annuals and Perennials

Here’s your reminder that R&G’s Rose Seminar is Saturday, November 10, 1:00 – 3:00.  Our guest speaker is Mark Nelson from Nelson’s Florida Roses, and the Seminar is free.  Come hang out with us under the oaks and learn about caring for your roses.  Light refreshments will be served.  Bring something to sit on.  All roses will be discounted 10% that day only.  Here are pics of some of the varieties available.

Looking for cool season annuals?  Or need to do some container planting?  Or  just need something cool and different to go in your garden beds?  Well, take a look at just some of the awesome plants R&G offers.

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Happy digging in the dirt!

Jeanni and Gibbs