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Thursday, March 29, 2012

When Should You Plant Annuals?

You might remember that my pops is a garden guy. The garden expert of our family. Retired from owning his own landscape company. Mr. Green Thumb.
He freely gives gardening advice. 
He has a wealth of gardening knowledge. 
He has a master plan for my lawn.
Turns out, he was right about me all those years ago. 
I just don't listen. 
Give me an inch and I take a mile.
He has told me time and time again- "Do not plant annuals until May." 
I just don't listen.

I couldn't take looking at this $%@#! one more day. 

Similar to the time he told me "You are not to be gallivanting all over town on the back of that boy's motorcycle!" 
If I just accept a ride home on the back of that boy's motorcycle, that does not equal "gallivanting all over town!"
If I just plant a few hardy pansies and ivy in my front pots, that does not count. Nope.




I just don't listen.

20 comments:

  1. you only live once! plant a few pansies and even if they die they were beautiful for a while!

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    1. I don't listen either !Plus pansys are so hard to resist right now !

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  2. I don't listen either. Nor do I gallivant.

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    1. I believe that you do not listen. I do not believe your claim re gallivanting. Gallivant your self to HOTlanta in June! I can't wait!

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  3. Ha, you're hilarious. You must have been (and still are) quite a handful, lol. Your pansies look beautiful.

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    1. A "handful" to say the least! My long suffering parents are so happy to see that I birthed a mini-me- payback time.

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  5. Planting pansies before May? You are a rebel! ;) Love the white pansies in the white pots, really makes the yellow flower centers pop! (found you via the Serenity Now weekend link party!)

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    1. I am a rebel! Thank you so much for popping by, Laura!

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  6. Com'n...Rules are meant to be broken right..!!! The pansies look lovely !!

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  7. EMREEN! I'm telling my dad that you said that.

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  8. exactly what I will be doing this week so ready to make beautiful flower beds like yours come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  9. If they freeze, just buy new ones. But, yes, my Mom used to always tell me to wait until May 15th to plant in the ground.

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    1. You are speaking my language, Pam!
      Thank you for popping by!

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  10. And here I always felt like a rebel because I refuse to plant annuals. I will only do perennials. I love them and want them, but just can't bring myself to plant something I know it going to not make it another season. Your pansies are beautiful, though, and so tempting. Have fun with your rebel self! And if you ever get to St. Louis, look me up! :)

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    1. Roberta! One of my very first posts was of a St. Louis neighborhood!
      My mister grew up there so we actually visit often! Start the coffee pot- I'm on the way!
      Thank you so much!

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