Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Just Arrived for Fall Planting

Check out our new cool-weather bedding plants at the nursery.  We have a great selection of pansies, violas, kale, cabbage, lettuce, and of course mums just in time for fall plantings. 

Pansies are probably the most popular grown and most recognized cool season plant.  They are easy and undemanding to grow.  They will bloom from now through spring.  They have been known to poke their faces up through the snow in milder winters.  Pansies come in either bright, solid colors or bi-colors and often with face-like center markings.

Violas are cousins to the pansies and look like miniature pansies.  Violas are grown as annuals or short-lived perennials. However, they will self-seed and give your years of color in your garden.  The tri-color violas are often called Johnny-Jump-Ups with nickel-sized flowers marked with purple, yellow and white

Ornamental Cabbage and Flowering Kale are great plants that add a burst of color and life to the fall garden or flower beds.  Its leaves come with beautiful variegation in pinks, purples, and reds that blend well with changing fall foliage.  You can actually eat flowering kale and cabbage, but they're really grown for their pretty leaves.

Mums are the perfect late-season bloomer.  When fall arrives, it's hard not to regret the passing of all the colorful summer blooms in the garden. But take heart, mums will replace those annuals with bright fall colors.  The blooms last for weeks and they come in a wide variety of colors.  Add a few mums to your flower bed and pots to accompany your fall decor.

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