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  • Hall's Flower Shop and Garden Center
  • (404) 292-8446
  • 5706 Memorial Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30083 United States

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Here at Hall's Flower Shop & Garden Center your special occasion is our greatest priority. That’s why we guarantee 100% satisfaction on all floral and gift items. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied, please contact us at 404-292-8446 or 800-969-4255 within five days of the delivery of your item. We promise to handle your order and concerns with the utmost care.

It's time to Plant Pansies and Violas!

It's time to Plant Pansies and Violas!

15th Oct 2018

By October, annual beds in the Atlanta area are looking a bit weary. The Marigolds have grown spindly, the Begonias are starting to fade and the Sweet Potato vines have seen better days. What to do? Well, you could just clear your beds and mulch for winter and be done. Or, you could keep your bed colorful from fall through the next spring.  We suggest keeping your garden colorful all year long.

Pansies and their tiny cousins, violas, look delicate but are tough little annuals. They can take short periods of cold, even snow, and bounce right back. Plant them between October 1 and October 15 when the soil has cooled enough. They want 45° to 60° soil for their roots to grow comfortably. Pansies like a sunny spot where violas can tolerate a bit more shade.

The colors available will suit almost any design. White, blue, yellow, purple, red-solid blooms and blooms with “blotches” of contrasting color in the center and many shades and tones in between will brighten any fall through spring landscape.Another wonderful thing about pansies and violas is, if they are grown without harsh pesticides, the blossoms are edible!

Yellow violas with tough annual greens like “Bright Light” Swiss Chard that features yellows and reds and oranges along with Red Mustard which supplies a crinkly texture and good height to the planting.

Pair together trailing Pansies and Violas of all colors combined with Snapdragons for height and ornamental Cabbages for texture.

Consider planting a cool weather vegetable bed full of edible greens with Pansies and Violas planted around the edge.

Candied Blossoms

12 clean viola or pansy blooms

1 whisked egg white

Powdered sugar

Pick the blooms right before you’re ready To start . Using a small paintbrush, coat the blooms one at a time with the egg wash. Holding the coated bloom in your fingers or with tweezers, dust with the sugar, shaking off the excess. Dry on waxed paper for at least 12 hours. Store in an airtight container with waxed paper or parchment paper between layers of blooms. Use as a garnish for cakes, cookies, candies, use your imagination and have fun!