This is the time of year when I see snapdragons at their best and wish that I had planted more of them. I got to go visit one of my very favorite garden stores this past weekend in Fredricksburg, Texas. It is the Wildseed Wildflower Farm. They had snapdragons in abundance.
They had beautiful glorious beds of them in every color. This is a flower that is planted in the fall time down here in Texas so that they are some of the first beautiful blooms in spring. I make sure to mulch them really well just in case the winter turns more harsh than usual. So far I have had no problems with them surviving our winters.
No matter how many I plant I just can not get enough of these beauties.
I know many may consider them to be old fashioned but I feel that you don't need to fix what isn't broken and these beauties are definitely not broken. They will even continue to bloom into summer here in Texas. That was one of my biggest surprises. I really expected mine to whither away like pansies. I just wish they lived longer but that is OK because I never mind buying more.