Pansies And Violas
Because they don’t mind cool weather, Violas and their larger cousins Pansies, are some of the first flowers to arrive at Dedrick's Farm Market. They don’t really like it hot at all so are great blooms for early spring and late fall. Not only do they not like the heat, they actually survive the cold really well and can bounce back from below freezing temperatures really well. They’re happy to be part of a border, work well as a ground cover or are happy to mix it up as part o
Violas to Pansies and Bridgerton?
How in the world could Pansies possibly have anything in common with the stunning Netflix series Bridgerton? Well, as it happens, our modern Pansies—one of the earliest spots of colors in spring gardens—evolved from violas and violets. Today Pansies are a common sight but at the beginning of the 1800’s these colorful flowers didn’t even exist. It’s thanks to the enthusiasm of two British plant enthusiasts of the Regency Era—Lady Mary Elizabeth Bennet and Lord Gambier—that we
Believe it or Sweet Alyssum—with it’s masses of tiny blossoms packing a lot of sweet fragrance—is a member of the mustard family! Alyssum looks delicate but it can handle both heat and drought. It works well in hanging baskets, borders and planters. It likes full sun and well drained soil. It doesn’t demand much maintenance but if you have some time to trim the stems back a bit after they bloom, they’ll keep performing well! Right now is the perfect time to stop by our outsid
Caring For Hanging Baskets
There’s no doubt that gorgeous hanging baskets really make a statement and are one of the best buys you can make when it comes to kick-starting your spring and summer outdoor decorating! But there’s nothing more disappointing than having your botanical eye-candy fail to thrive once you bring it home, so here are some tips for keeping those baskets just as beautiful as they day you hung them up! It’s not hard—all it takes is some attention and a little TLC! Hydration—All plant