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.
Snaps, 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.
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.
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 : )