Tuesday, March 20, 2012
And now for something completely different...
The weather has turned shockingly balmy lately so I got the gardening itch. It's too early to do much in the garden so I pulled the pots out of the basement and went looking for pansies.
New Englanders seem to think it's still too early for pansies (while I know they can survive the winters up here and bloom early in the spring IF you can find them in the fall - it's heat that kills them). I found a few pansies at a Big Box Retailer.
But I also saw something different.
"Heathers" [Erica sp]
I've seen these for sale every spring but I've never picked them up. This year I've noticed them in at least two yards. Blooming. Already.
So I decided to put them in the pots for spring color. I'll move them into the ground later in the year.
Real Gardeners are willing to try something completely different.