Ann & other gardeners?

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Ann & other gardeners?
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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 5:51am

Yesterday at my discount grocery store,  I came across a box  of 6 pansy plants in multiple colors and a nice mix of regular big headed ones and the small johnny jump ups.  So I bought it ( Euro 2.99 which is about $2.50    ).  A very good buy.  They are kind of tiny but will grow throughout the fall and then of course go dormant in winter and then rebloom each warm winter day and then in the early spring.   I thought about you as I remember you also like pansies, and wondered if you had bought any yet ?   I planted mine today, looks cute and nice to have a breath of springtime when going into winter LOL .

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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 8:56am

Strangely enough I have never bought pansies.  Don't know why as I seem to have every other variety of flower in my yard.  

They are so bright and cheerful and you're right, they bloom when others aren't, sounds like you got a bargain.  :smileyhappy:

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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 9:16am

Sounds like a great bargain Suzan,
Didn't realize they would make it through winter.
Good luck & enjoy them & the pretty colors :smileyhappy:




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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 9:50am

I love pansies, but can never grow them past June or so. It just gets too hot for them. And I've never had them go dormant and come back on warm winter days (what are those??) and they never have come back in the spring, either. If I want some, I have to buy them early every spring. So, no, I haven't bought any, or even seen any, lately.


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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 10:15am

Are they in hanging containers (baskets) ?

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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 10:16am
You'll just have to plant some,,, they smell so pretty....
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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 10:17am
Yes the do and it's nice to see them raise their heads in the winter.... very cute!
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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 10:19am
The pansies don't do well in the summer, it's just too warm. I plant them now (in the basket on my covered terrace on the table (not in the flower beds) and they will be full and pretty in the spring right thru end of May and then they are just too leggy.
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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 11:10am
Wow that will be very awesome to see them in the winter .. nice to know :smileyhappy: