Thursday, April 23, 2009

Better Late Than Never

These snapdragons were planted early last fall, the ideal time to plant cool season annuals for a long bloom period over the mild winter months.

Unfortunately they sat like sulky children until about a couple weeks ago and then they shot up and are starting to bloom, finally! Hopefully I will get a few more months' blooms because of what we call May Gray and June Gloom, overcast spring weather along the coast, before the heat of summer does them in. Occasionally I have had snapdragons that hang on throughout the year if the summer is mild. That would be great here because it is a narrow little planted that they add a bit of color that I like.

6 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

Great photos of the snapdragon. Have a nice day. Happy gardening...Becca

nancybond said...

Snapdragons are just so pretty, and look just as nice in a vase. Though we have some lovely days in May and June, we can also suffer from "May Gray and June Gloom" syndromes. :)

Dirt Princess said...

I love snapdragons. They are lovely

Kathleen said...

Amazing that they could bloom all year Sheila. We are too far "north" to imagine such a thing!!

Heather said...

Those look really nice in that window box. Mine always look leggy and not full, I kind of gave up on them. Maybe I should try them again with more water. More water is usually good.

CiNdEe said...

My snaps survive through our hot summers. They don't bloom but will start again in the fall and I have some blooming now from who knows when I planted them.(-: I love snapdragons. They have so many colors to choose from too. Yours are beautiful!!!!
CiN

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