Plentiful Pansies Please

Attention All Pansy Fans!

These  TRAILING  PANSIES  are a  “must have”  for  anyone  with  even  the  slightest  attraction  to pansies.  They  survive  very  cold  temps, they trail, and they bloom from Fall to Spring.  They also are an ideal choice in a setting where uniformity is important..  And these hybrids are trialing, which makes them perfect for hanging baskets and containers.  

The  colors  will  make  you smile from ear to ear — a great way to celebrate Spring and Summer .

Gardenwise on Icicle Pansies and Violas

Move over Mums! 

Now you can have garden beauty in late fall and early spring from spectacular ICICLE Pansies and Icicle Violas. Icicle pansies and violas are selected for their ability to overwinter when planted in the fall. Bred for cold climates, this tough new breed is guaranteed to survive the harshest winters, wherever they are sold. Planted in late summer or early fall, you’ll enjoy blooms until the snow flies and again in early spring

 

Plentiful Pansies Please

Attention Pansy Fans!

These  TRAILING  PANSIES  are a  must have  for  anyone  with  even  the  slightest  attraction  to pansies.  They  survive  very  cold  temps, they trail, and they bloom from Fall to Spring.  They also are an ideal choice in a setting where uniformity is important.  And these hybrids are trailing, which makes them perfect for containers and hanging baskets for those seeking some fun color on a balcony or smaller space.   

The  colors of these trailing pansies will make  you smile from ear to ear — a great way to celebrate the cooler seasons when garden color may be harder to acquire.  A quick trip to your local garden center is the best way to find out if these pansies are available in your area.

A quick note – there’s a short post on GardenGuides.com about how to deadhead pansies, a good read.

 

Look Ahead to Fall Day 4

Get off Your Aster!

This week, GardenWise continues to  look forward with our five favorite  Garden Delights, in no particular order, for Fall 2011.  Last week we heated things up with the Dwarf Burning Bush, and earlier marveled at both the Toad Lily and Pink Muhly Grass.  Today is day four of our series, and we’re showing off Asters!  

There are so many asters to choose from . . . the word aster has a Greek origin and means “star”, which is what the flowers resemble.  I planted the Monch Aster in my garden last year, but for this post, I’m going with the New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) for its striking and contrasting colors of purple and orange-yellow.   These Asters have hairy stems and leaves, and they possess an abundance of purple rays set against a beautiful deep yellow-orange center.  Each time you see this flower you may find yourself staring. Go ahead, staring is okay, even encouraged. You may even want to get close enough to count the flower’s purple rays, which can number anywhere between 50-100. The average height of this Aster is between 3-4 feet (some are known to grow as tall 5-6 feet,) and they attract butterflies and both honey and bumble bees.  This Aster is non-invasive, prefers full sun (it can survive with some morning shade,) and it blooms from August – October.