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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
I’m at Alachua County Farmers’ Market today till 1:00.
Cornstalks are in the house! Not just any ol’ cornstalks…these are huge cornstalks. Just $10 per bunch. Have five in stock, can get more if you need more. Haybales should be in Thursday.
Who’s ready for some pansies and violas??!! Today I got violas: solid yellow and solid purple, and pansies: white with blotch, yellow with blotch, yellow with purple wing, and solid deep blue. Pretty, pretty. Stop by this week to pick yours up!