Or perhaps it should read
from lettuce to petunias!
For we do plant lettuces in empty planters in February
to enjoy in the spring
But when it gets warm . .
it tends to bolt!
And about the time we need to replace the lettuces
the annuals are often on sale
And we tend to replant the planters one by one
(or sometimes two by two)
instead of one big "switch everything from fall to summer"
marathon of planting.
Saturday, we found some supertonics
in an interesting color
Which I thought would look good in Linderhof's garden
replacing the lettuces in the concrete planter.
And in the big planter under the kitchen windows
Although it really isn't a window box
Are pansies -- most of which were planted last fall
Not as lush as in year's past
because the April hailstorm decimated them
I always hate to see the pansies go
But they won't survive the 100 degree days of July
And annuals will
So we pull them up . . .
But not before
We clip the blossoms
The blossoms coated with egg white
Sprinkled with sugar
And left to dry
And while they are drying . . .
the petunias were planted
Love the purple and white purple against the bricks
A tin full of sugared pansies to garnish cakes and cupcakes this winter
At Linderhof, candying pansies is a rite of June!