Pansies

Embracing the Season of Spiders & Drizzle

Whoever ordered the weather for September deserves a refund. Early autumn in the Pacific Northwest is usually just about perfect: cool, crisp mornings, warm sunny days, and flowers resurging with their last best show of color after a warm summer. This year felt like we went straight from glorious summer to spiders and drizzle—not what anyone ordered, for sure! But, as we settle into autumn in earnest, it’s time to [...]

2019-10-07T14:59:05+00:00October 9th, 2019|Bulbs, Container Gardening, Fall, Lawn Care|0 Comments

Make the Most of Autumn Around the Yard

Plants don’t lie: vegetable gardens are giving the last of their abundance and the maple trees are showing the first of fall reds in their uppermost branches. Regardless how firmly we try to grasp the fading rays of summer, the seasons march on and autumn is arriving. As you gear up for the new season, here are a few tips to make the most of early autumn around the [...]

2020-09-12T22:33:46+00:00September 12th, 2019|Annuals, Fall, Insect Control, Lawn Care|0 Comments

Five Tips to Make the Most of Autumn in the Garden

After a hot, stressful summer for our yards and gardens here in the Pacific Northwest, autumn has graciously settled in, bringing cool mornings and colorful leaves. As you begin to wind down your gardening projects for the season, here are a few tips to make the most of autumn’s cooler weather. 1. Now is the time to divide and transplant many of your spring- and summer-blooming perennials. Perennials like hostas [...]

4 Fall Tasks for a Healthy Lawn & Colorful Garden

A year ago, we ended a warm, dry summer with a splash of sorts—October’s arrival brought a drastic change in the weather that began one of the wettest winters on record in our area. This year, we’ve once again experienced a dry summer and pleasant early fall, and while rainy weather is arriving, it's now the perfect for getting some extra lawn and garden projects done. Here are a [...]

Winter Pansies for Fresh Color

With the warm weather of the last couple of weeks and the dry conditions we've experienced this summer, your flowers may be starting to look a little worn and it might be time to start thinking about freshening your pots up for a new season. Autumn isn't far away, and now is the perfect time to begin planting winter pansies for color through fall and again next spring. At Vander [...]

2017-08-09T21:35:11+00:00August 9th, 2017|Annuals, Fall|0 Comments

Autumn Tasks for a Colorful Garden & Healthy Lawn

With the return of rainy, cool weather, autumn is in full swing here in the Pacific Northwest. And while it’s not always the most fun to work outside these days, the fact is, it’s perfect weather for planting and taking care of some important yardwork. So, here’s what’s on my gardening to-do list this month—grab your raincoat! First, it’s time to replace your summer flowers with two types of flowers [...]

2016-11-10T22:47:34+00:00October 15th, 2016|Bulbs, Fall, Lawn Care, Planting, Shrubs|0 Comments

Jack’s For Pansies

As anyone who follows our regular updates--or shops at our nursery--knows, we're sold on Jack's Classic water-soluble fertilizer for making your annuals and hanging baskets thrive. And a lot of our customers have listened to our advice, with spectacular results. Now, here's a quick quiz: what's the best type of Jack's to feed your pansies? For your outdoor gardening needs, Jack's Classic comes in three main blends: All Purpose, Blossom [...]

2015-12-13T00:15:36+00:00August 23rd, 2015|Annuals, Fertilizer|0 Comments