Pansies and violas are remarkably tough plants. Even after the harshly cold temps and heavy rains this winter, there are quite a few beds of these hardy flowers around town that are starting to show some color again and are going to put on a colorful show from now until late April or May.
Can you imagine sitting outside in that weather and then bouncing back to bloom for a couple of months? Amazing! But if yours have thrown in the…petal… and you need to freshen your container or beds up a bit, we have a really pretty crop ready for planting.
Several local Birmingham independent garden centers are stocking up, including Oak Street Garden Shop and Local Market, Collier’s Nursery, Andy’s Creekside Nursery, Leaf & Petal, Charlie Thigpen’s Garden Gallery, Garden Shop of Homewood, Sweet Peas Garden Shop as well as Cedar Creek in Montevallo, so check them out if you want to add some cheer by your front door or mailbox or in your container out back. If you are a landscape contractor, give us a call!
To protect tender perennials planted this past fall from the unusually cold winter, be sure to water well before freezes. Cover tender perennials overnight with heavy mulch or landscape blanket. They may look a little rough at first this spring, but they’ll rebound quickly!