Sunday, May 27, 2012
What's on Your Front Porch?
My front porch is ablaze with Pansies in predominantly orange and purple colors. I always plant my hayrack and wall planter with Pansies just before Easter Weekend. This year, with it being a bit cooler up North, it took the Pansies a long time to start blooming fully. Now, they are a "riot" of color and in about three weeks will have finally "bolted". That will mean it is time to change out the planters with Summer Annuals for Shade.
Pansies are a "cool weather" annual. I just love their happy little faces and ever since we have lived here, almost 13 years now, have always put them to bed in my front porch hayrack and wall planter. You have to pick off the dead blooms every other day to extend the blooming time on them. Also, do not let them dry out, as they really droop. By June, the warmer weather reeks havoc on those happy little faces and they will begin to die back.
Pansies are a shade plant, just so you know not to plant them in the direct sun.
My hayrack and wall planter have a coco lining that lasts about 2 years max. It helps to hold in the moisture and retain the soil. You can purchase them in almost any garden center. We always pitch the old ones in our compost pile and they disintegrate and add to the compost quality.
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