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Archive date:  September 30, 2016

That’s What I’m Talking About!

Cool weather and fall planting; a perfect combination

The long awaited reprieve has arrived.  The summer heat has now passed.  Well, maybe.  Let’s not spend time on the past or future; let’s talk about now.  Right about now it is 65 degrees.  It is indeed 65 degrees if it is 4:00pm on Thursday, September 22, 2016.  If that happens to not be the case for you, an exemption for spending time on the past has been granted, on your behalf.

These temperatures should have you thinking about cool season plants.  The phrase ‘cool season plants’ pertain especially to those plants whose season relies on mild weather conditions for optimum viability.  They also grow better.  We have an extensive list of garden favorites including: Collards, Spinach, Kale, Swiss chard, Onions, Lettuce and more for fall edible gardening needs.  We have lots of herbs as well.

It is obvious that your needs go far beyond edible.  It is worth spending a moment discussing the differences as well as similarities between pansies, violas and panolas.  This is imperative, as your ornamental minimum daily requirement must be met for optimal visual health and acuity. They also look nice. 

Pansy plants and viola plants have been around for eons or at least a pretty good while.  They are well known and understood by a great many.  Pansy plants have large flowers; violas have small flowers, but are much more winter hardy.  Many choose violas over pansy plants for that single reason; they fare far better through the winter, albeit with less stunning floral display.  Their blooms aren’t as visible either.

Panolas are a hybridized cross between these two aforementioned favorites. Yes, that’s right, they had sex.  What we get from this genetic blending are plants that flower nearly as large as pansies, and cold hardiness equal to violas.  You might say it is the best of both worlds, then again, you might say something else altogether.  I will not speculate on that. 

We are ready to meet (and hopefully exceed) your gardening expectations. 

That’s What I’m Talking About!

David Bates