My summer pots were wonderful, but now that the subtropical heat and humidity of the DC summer had ceded to the chilly fall, they were looking a little tired. So guess what? Today was fall planting day!
I headed out early to the Merrifield Garden Center and, when I got there, discoverd I had the place to myself. That’s because it was freezing cold and pouring rain. Delighted, I pulled up the hood on my raincoat, grabbed a cart, and went to work. (The one outdoor employee in sight was huddled in a shed, wearing snowpants and a parka — he clearly thought I was nuts. I just waved.)
About an hour and a half later, I emerged from the nursery with numb fingers, pants soaked from the knee down, and enough plants to fill my pots with an interesting fall/winter/spring arrangement.
|Decorative cabbage with
Delta Pure Rose pansies and Penny Red Blotch pansies
|Rainbow’s End dwarf Alberta spruce with
wintergreen, Delta Premium Pure White pansies
and Penny Red Blotch pansies
|Clockwise from left: Evergold striped weeping sedge,
Plum Pudding coral bells, decorative cabbage,
Delta Pure Rose pansies
(The pumpkin isn’t really part of the floral arrangement — it’s just sitting there until I figure out how to eat it. Probably in a soup.)