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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Memories of 4H and snapdragons
I grew up in a rural area. That was where I enjoyed the first 12 years of my life before moving. It was a great place to live and I found out the fundamentals of life. One of which was belonging to a 4H club. I had many projects and scored many blue ribbons as well as went to state on more than one occasion with my flower projects. Snap-dragons became one of my favorite flowers during that time. As they were the flowers that I would plant, prepare, cut and be judged on. Beautiful snapdragons.
Snapdragons are full of color and are mid sized plants. They balance tall background plants quite well and shorter bedding plants can be placed in front as well. Snapdragons come in various sizes from dwarf, intermediate and tall flowering stems. One color you may not find snapdragons in is blue. At the tallest point snapdragons can reach 3 feet tall or be as short as 6 inches.
Snapdragons are hardy enough to handle frost and can be planted early or stay in garden late. They should be planted in full sun location with well draining soil. Clip the top stem and along long side shoots to urge more flowers to grow and be attractive as well. Water regular with first few weeks soil staying moist.
Good points about snapdragons include the fact that they are deer resistant and grow well in sunny areas where animals are prone to nibble. For this reason planting snapdragons in the garden may help keep the pests from nibbling.
Snapdragons often have a pleasant scent and with their showy blooms they make awesome arrangements for inside.