Now is the perfect time to plant Pansies and their smaller cousins, Violas. Pansies and I have a long history. My Mother, from whom I inherited my love for gardening, planted a long border of Pansies every year. Back in the 1950s she bought them in strawberry pots, the same container in which the berries were sold then, roughly the size of a modern four inch pot made of a skinny wood material.
For summer flowers, there is nothing better than the Dahlia family. Even though I am writing this in January, now is the time to start looking for Dahlias from tubers. You can wait until March 1 to plant your tubers, but now is when you will find a best selection on the shelves at Rogers Gardens.