4.19.2010

Snapdragon Fever

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.


They are so romantic and I love their scent so I like to place them near a door or gate or pathway so that I can be sure to enjoy their sweet smell.


Until Next Time
Debbie
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15 comments:

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Debbie~~ I love snaps too. Your photos do wonders for bringing out their beauty. Last year I had a gorgeous rosy pink variety but they didn't make it through the winter like they normally do--unusually cold snap in December. Thanks to you I want to get a replacement bunch.

Chandramouli S said...

Old fashioned! Oh No! Their vivid colors can never make them so. Hi-Five! I love 'em too!

sewingseeds4U said...

Your snaps are so pretty. I haven't planted them the last few years because all I can find are neon yellow and that just doesn't go with my garden color scheme right now. I think I'll go looking again this weekend. The hunt is on...Enjoyed seeing your blog.

FlowerLady said...

Beautiful snaps. They always make me feel happy, and I can almost smell them.

Enjoy ~ FlowerLady

Susie said...

We have had so many people stop at the nursery asking for snapdragons. They are so disappointed when I tell them we sell them in the fall. They are blooming here now and I guess everyone wants some.

Darla said...

I agree with Susie, we usually plant them around November here...I started a packet of seed last summer and they are now blooming in my gardens...

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Debbie. I love what some call old fashioned flowers. Snapdragons, hollyhocks. The snapdragons have such brilliant colors too.

texasdaisey said...

Yea, Susie & Darla, we plant them in fall too. That is when I think they do the very best, but our nursery the wonderful amazing Feed Seed Barn does carry a few in the spring time. Just have to get them started in really early spring to enjoy them. They are definitely a favorite of mine.

Mary Ellen said...

Debbie I was just commenting to a friend the other day that you cannot find tall snap dragons any more. Guess what- Joni at Home town seeds sent me some vintage snapdragon seeds!! Yippee!!

CiNdEe said...

HI,
Thanks for stopping by!I have missed you too! I know this is the busy time of the year for us gardeners!!!
Love snapdragons!! Yours are beautiful!!! I don't have any this year)-:

Jacque said...

Debbie, thanks for dropping by my blog, always nice to have new readers, especially when they lead you to blogs we may have never found otherwise. It looks like we have a lot in common and I will enjoy reading yours as well... I see Cindee is here too... it is a great BIG little world!

June said...

Old fashioned is best!!! I love snaps and I hate that they are only annual here. I love all the garden pictures you have been posting. Amazing photos and I cannot believe how far ahead of me you are. I know that the Texas heat can wreak havoc later in the Summer, so you are probably enjoying Spring so much!
hugs

Gale said...

This reminds me...I need to go get some snaps!

Came on over from Texas Bloggin Gals...gonna start following your blog, cause I love to garden (not that I'm any good at it!)

Stella said...

Your snaps are beautiful and you take such lovely photo that really do them justice. I used to play with the blossoms as a child because I could put my fingers in them and make them move like they were talking. I don't have any in my garden but believe they would be grown as an annual here in Missouri.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Hi, I just found you via Texas Blogging Gals. Love your photos of your snaps; they are one of my favs, too! One thing I love about them is that you get so much bang for the buck; year round color!