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July 11th 2013

butterfly snapdragons abound!!!

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Erin- Chantilly/butterfly snapdragons

We are swimming in snapdragons! Nearly 3,000 plants are in full rolling bloom and it’s all hands on deck, clipping like the wind, just to keep ahead of them.

Erin- Chantilly/butterfly snapdragons

Snap, specifically the butterfly types, are some of my favorite early summer flowers! Their ruffled blooms, sweet citrusy scent and amazing colors have me under a spell.

Erin- Chantilly/butterfly snapdragons

Erin- Chantilly/butterfly snapdragons
Picking flowers for hours on end can often get quite boring but these beauties make the task totally enjoyable.

harvesting chantilly snapdragons

Erin- Chantilly/butterfly snapdragons

chantilly snapdragons
If you’ve got a little plot of ground in full sun, try tucking some of these treasures in next spring. You can get seed through Park’s and it starts really easily indoors. I sow them into trays in the greenhouse in early March and plant them out into the field around mid April.

Erin- truckload of butterfly snapdragons

Erin- Chantilly/butterfly snapdragons

We’ve had a full on “heat wave” here in the west and the increased temps are running this crop through to completion extra quick. I’m sad to see them go but dahlias are popping already and it’s time to move on to the next great thing : )

chantilly snapdragons

10 Comments

  1. Mikaela on

    Bear up Sunil it happens! I got lucky this year when a pekcat of free seeds (assorted blue annuals) didn’t germinate until August, and then September gave us a huge patch of Nigella (love in a mist), which is still going strong, but because of all the rain, lots of other stuff has been seriously bad this year. There’s always next year!

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  2. Lauren on

    Those are some of my favorite flowers. Who takes your stunning photographs? I know you take many of them, but the ones with you in them are equally good!

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  3. Cindy on

    hi Erin,

    Did you rcv my email? Looking forward to you reply~

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  4. Lynn on

    Those are Chantilly snapdragons, aren’t they. So beautiful. Mine never get as tall as yours. After our horrible storm this week, nothing is looking good in the garden.

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  5. Amanda Cook on

    I grew these for the first time this year and the colors are fabulous. However, my stems are look vertically challenged compared to your long legged beauties. What factors could attribute to my shorter stems? Wind? I have them netted but its can get windy here. Water? Heat?

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  6. laura on

    those are so beautiful! i’m adding them to my list as i type. i didn’t do well with starting indoors this year. i’m thinking next year i’m direct seeding everything.

    blessings
    ~*~

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  7. Emily @ Peck Life on

    These are SO GORGEOUS! I’ve always been a snapdragon fan so definitely need to try this variety! :)

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  8. Georgianna on

    Amazing beauty!!! I didn’t realize they were all ready to harvest! Just stunning!

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  9. Abby Gaddis on

    Holy CraP! That is a large amount of snaps! YOu look great Erin! So Slim from all your hard work!

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