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Plant species: Annual

Seasonal Color

Add seasonal color to accent your existing landscape with vibrant, colorful displays all season long! Seasonal color consistently provides blooms and here in Arkansas, they just need to be switched out twice a year. Plant warm-season annuals such as wave petunias, angelonia, begonias and impatiens in the spring. These will last until fall. Plant cool-season… Read more »

Fall Favorites from The Good Earth Team

  We were excited to see what Steve’s favorite was this fall, and were even more excited that he picked the new Nature series pansies!  These pansies are actually a hybrid between a pansy and viola, and have the best characteristics from both.  The rich color is what first attracts you, then when you learn… Read more »

Beyond the Mum!

Fall is pumpkins and mums…right? Well, with a mum shortage this year, fall might just be about pumpkins… and zinnias, marigolds, rudbeckia and crotons!  Each of these plants provide tons of bright, big color to fall displays. Keep reading for details about each. Zinnia Zinnias are full sun, warm season annuals that grow from spring… Read more »

Pansy versus Viola… what’s the difference anyway?

What is a pansy? Pansies are the most commonly planted fall and winter annual in our area and for very good reason!  Pansies bloom from fall into next spring, all the way through time to plant warm season annuals.  They offer a large variety of color choices and many have huge blooms!  Deadheading will help… Read more »

Fall Tips for Your Landscape!

It’s almost fall, y’all! Which means that there are a few chores for your landscape so that your landscape will be healthier and happier next season! Plus find out how to correctly prep your annual color areas for pansies, violas, ornamental cabbage, kale and mums!

Flower Power: How to Keep Annuals Blooming All Season Long!

  Does fertilizer matter?  Take a look at the image above; one was fertilized regularly with the appropriate fertilizer where as the other received no fertilizer at all.  Guess which is which.  And no, that isn’t a new chartreuse leaf vinca featuring smaller blooms… that plant is just starving for nutrients. The natural next question… Read more »

Freeze Warning

The first severe freeze for central Arkansas is scheduled for overnight on Monday, November 11, 2019 with more opportunities on the 12th and 13th.  This is different than the frosts and mild freezes we have already experienced. The Farmer’s Almanac gives this distinction: A light freeze (between 32 and 29 degrees F) can kill tender… Read more »