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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 »

Winter Combo Pots

Choose winter hardy plants for containers that offer interest all winter long!  The key is to choose evergreens, perennials, groundcovers and seasonal color that can last throughout our coldest temperatures in containers.  If you typically plant tropical plants in your containers, and aren’t sure about planting evergreens and perennials in them, just remember you can… Read more »

Top 10 Reasons to Plant Pansies

This fall has been unseasonably warm, around 10 degrees warmer than our usual average temperatures and we are feeling it!  Despite the warm temperatures, it’s time to think about fall color, specifically pansies, violas and panolas.  Never planted fall color before? Here are the top 10 reasons to plant pansies this year! 1  Plant now… 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 »