The Full Sun Plant that Wasn’t
If you remember, I created a new flower bed this spring out by the road which incorporated our mailbox. If not, you can read about it HERE.
I remember how excited I was when I found Huchera for full sun and put it in my new mailbox garden. It was so pretty and the perfect color. But when July rolled around, it was determined that this is the full sun plant that wasn’t. Or at least not in Zone 7B in Alabama. Poor thing. It just shriveled up and died in our heat. Lesson learned: no huchera in full sun even if the tag says differently.
I had a hard time finding anything to replace them, but eventually found these. They have not been bold so I am not totally pleased, but at least they have been green and not shriveled and brown!
A couple of weeks ago, I had the urge to buy pansies. I haven’t planted pansies in several years, so it was time.
I took these pictures one morning before work, but the sun was too brilliant and I had to try again another day.
The pansies are just getting started blooming. I can’t wait till they really get going.
I had planted sweet alyssum seeds back in the summer but they didn’t germinate very well at all this year. But there are a few plants here.
So this is how my mailbox garden looks today.
Do you plant pansies in the fall?