These Are My Survivors
After I planted my pansies on third day afterwards we had snow storm but I had enough time to cover them with huge plastic drop "cloth" from Home Depot cutting it in half and now my pansies are all smile.
On the grass side I pinned the plastic to the ground with long nails and screws just pushing them into the ground and on the side closer to the wall I placed bricks for wind not to blow it away.
Every few feet I placed L shape thick carboard pieces for plastic to lean on it and not to squash my flowers.
It worked and there was little space for some air in the "tents".
The flowers looked little "tired" after I uncovered them.
but each day they were getting stronger.
And look at them now 😀🌹
They are happy and bring smile to not only me but many passers buy .
I'd like to thank you all from Hometalk who shared their advice and expertise about pansies and Happy Holidays and Spring to all.
Published April 16th, 2017 12:29 PM
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Scarlett Stevens Walker on Jun 19, 2017I live in the South, previoysly New Orleans, now NW Florida, but also lived 9 years in England and in NC and Oregon. Pansies are winter hardy! Yes, they survive snow and usually ice, even if they look scrawny for a short time as weather warms, they do fine! Many plants need plastic or bedsheets, I've even used an old rug, just something to insulate them. Here in NW Florida Mandevillea and Tropical Hibiscus are not even hardy. I use a rug on one and an old comforter on the other. But NOT PANSIES! Better to plant in late fall, but as longvas it's before the ground freezes, you're fine, they're fine! And the article below says fertilize in winter every 2 wks with high NO3 liquid fertilizer. I didn't even do that and mine were fine and stunning once the weather then the ground warmed up. GOOD LUCK!