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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

December 18, 2009
11:16 PM

Post #7380887

We came from here!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1038281/

OK, Im trying to winter over some of my pansys and viloas..

I planted Delta series some in the ground and some in a flowerbox. I also put some subzeros in pots in my GPS. So now the waiting begins!

Its winter and I am seeing tons of pansys and violas in the catalogs and I am drooling.

Must haves are Brush Strokes, Angels Tiger Eye and Frosted Chocolate. Im also hoping I can get some of the trailing types for baskets. ANd some ruffles. Frizzle Lemonberry comes to mind...

So ok, show your pansies! What do you have that you have too much of!

(I know, its winter, but its time to dream!)



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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

December 23, 2009
1:41 AM

Post #7391981

Ok, Im waiting untill heQQ defrosts!












Boy these subzeros are living up to their name!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

January 24, 2010
12:54 AM

Post #7489879

Yeppers, the zeros are living up to their name! It is GA-REEN!












Helloooooooooooooo...ANYONE OUT THERE!?








Jeez, Im about ready to kick the pansys that are in the GPS OUT...

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 27, 2010
4:22 PM

Post #7502092

A few Pansy/Viola photos from this morning. These are Pansy "Delta Pure Light Blue"

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 27, 2010
4:23 PM

Post #7502094

This is "Delta Yellow Red Wing"

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 27, 2010
4:24 PM

Post #7502096

And these are "Sorbet Plum Velvet" Violas.

Jon

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

January 27, 2010
5:41 PM

Post #7502314

Awww stop it! LOL!
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 27, 2010
8:17 PM

Post #7502732

LOL. How about a few more!!!!! Delta "Yellow Purple Wing"

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 27, 2010
8:18 PM

Post #7502734

Delta "Violet With Face"

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 27, 2010
8:18 PM

Post #7502738

Delta "Golden Yellow" & Delta "Yellow With Blotch"

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 27, 2010
8:19 PM

Post #7502739

Delta "Pink Shades"
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 27, 2010
8:19 PM

Post #7502742

Duh Delta "Pink Shades"

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 27, 2010
8:20 PM

Post #7502745

And some "Delta Series" pansy...but don't know which one.

Jon

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

January 28, 2010
3:22 PM

Post #7505031

QWIT IT you masakist!
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 28, 2010
3:42 PM

Post #7505097

LOL Blossom. It all evens out over the course of the year. You have many months where you will be the one with the pansies in bloom, and all I get to do is look at your pictures and be patient. The nurseries are offering pansies in very limited supplies this winter for some reason. It may have something to do with this past October and November being unusually warm. You have to be at the right place at the right time to find some interesting ones. They all are carrying way too many impatiens. Just rows and rows of them.
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 28, 2010
9:40 PM

Post #7506228

A couple other photos from today. Pansy "Majestic Giant Fire"

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 28, 2010
9:40 PM

Post #7506230

"Majestic Giant Patricia"

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 28, 2010
9:41 PM

Post #7506233

"Majestic Giant Red Blotch"

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NYVOICES99
Corning, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2010
12:24 AM

Post #7506738

They are just beautiful!!! Hurry up spring!!!!:)Anita
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 29, 2010
1:09 AM

Post #7506892

Thanks much Anita. I grew up, just down the road from you, in Ithaca, NY. It's almost February, so it won't be that long till spring.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2010
1:13 AM

Post #7506912

8 weeks...pace pace pace...
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 29, 2010
1:21 AM

Post #7506934

LOL Blossom. You guys can't wait for spring, and winter, down here, is flying by too fast for my liking. Gardening gets a bit boring here in the summer. What you can grow is too limited!!!!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2010
1:25 AM

Post #7506949

Try silk flowers??
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 29, 2010
2:00 AM

Post #7507065

Oh yuck. No thank you, but that was a good/funny answer Blossom.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2010
2:43 PM

Post #7508436

LOL! a bit garish are they! LOL!
NYVOICES99
Corning, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2010
3:22 PM

Post #7508595

Ditto the YUCK!! I gag when I see them in yards!

Amo, Do you have a pond? lots of nice plants you could grow in the water.
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 29, 2010
4:02 PM

Post #7508760

No, I don't have a pond, but there probably are many plants that could be grown in one down here. The only negative with a pond, in South Florida, is the enormous number of mosquitoes you would have. Mosquito populations are extremely bad here, especially in the summer rainy season. We're constantly reminded to remove our standing water since mosquitoes generally live within 100 yards from their breeding ground.
NYVOICES99
Corning, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2010
5:27 PM

Post #7509066

I use DUNKS in mine, they are fish/plant safe, They work like a charm.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

January 31, 2010
12:18 AM

Post #7513529

Standing water is one thing.. its STAGNANT water that the skeeters love to fornicate in. They love swill.

Yano jon, that bog I live on, when the ecosystem is working, there aint know mosquitos in it.

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

January 31, 2010
2:25 AM

Post #7513947

We have mosquito infestations in the summer because its our tropical rainy season and there is always standing water. The city has these large trucks that regularly go trough the neighborhoods in the summer to spray for mosquitoes.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 2, 2010
12:06 AM

Post #7520123

We get skeeters due to people not cleaning up their dung.. makes me sick.
wonderearth
Santa Cruz, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 20, 2010
4:58 AM

Post #7573418

i planted a bunch of delta pinks they are my favorite! they look soooo good with purple heucheras!
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 20, 2010
5:05 AM

Post #7573437

They would look very good together. Nice color combination. I removed some yellow pansies today because the color didn't work with the other colors in the area. Replaced them with a mixture of purple, pinkish.white, and blue pansies. Looks much better now. The yellow was too LOUD.
wonderearth
Santa Cruz, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 20, 2010
5:13 AM

Post #7573452

i with you on the yellow pansies, but the little "violettas or johnny-jump-ups" i like. They seem to have a stronger fragrance? Have you ever noticed that?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2010
9:40 AM

Post #7573767

OoooOOOooo!!!! show the pinks! SHOW THE PINKS!

Im cucu for pansys period!
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

February 20, 2010
12:11 PM

Post #7573876

No flowers yet but I have several trays of pansies and violas to plant out and/or pot up for market. Just waiting shipment of pots and ponies.

On the agenda:
Velour Frosted Chocolate
Pippin Took
Pandora's Box
Frizzle Sizzle Yellow and Blue
Delta Premium Watercolor Mix
Ultima Morpho
Penny Peach Jump-up
Penny Primrose Bicolor
Antique Shades


I'm missing a few but not bad for off the top of my head.

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 20, 2010
1:38 PM

Post #7573985

I didn't know they are/can be fragrant. Not bad at all Patty, remembering them off the top of your head. It sure beats running back and forth all the time checking out labels.

Here they are Blossom. Purple, blue and white with pink hues.

Jon

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 20, 2010
1:39 PM

Post #7573986

Oops. Here's a better picture.

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

February 20, 2010
2:33 PM

Post #7574117

Very Nice.

I think I'm going to plant some Pandora's Box at the feet of the new tall bearded irises I planted last fall.

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 20, 2010
3:16 PM

Post #7574203

Thanks Patty. The colors of "Pandora's Box" are great. Have always thought about mixing reds and oranges and yellows together to make a LOUD statement, but haven't done it yet.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

February 20, 2010
5:22 PM

Post #7574474

that me all over again...mixed up and LOUD*G*
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 20, 2010
6:04 PM

Post #7574576

Loud colors or hootin and hollering at the top of your lungs?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2010
6:58 PM

Post #7574680

LOL! Thats funny! Jon, yuppers they are fragrant if yo get enough of them!

NIce pile of panzers thar patty... dare I say the G word!??

Nice shots there too Jon...
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 9, 2010
4:12 PM

Post #7616798

Took another picture today of the pansies under the palm tree. They've been filling in pretty good in the past month or two.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2010
5:31 PM

Post #7617018

Mine are yellow and some croaked...UGH! Guess I better check on the guarantee
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 9, 2010
5:35 PM

Post #7617030

You mean the ones you overwintered? I would guess the yellowing is too much moisture or not enough light?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2010
7:36 PM

Post #7617333

well the yellow ones were under snow...so they just come up for air!
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 9, 2010
7:56 PM

Post #7617393

They'll bounce back now that they can see the sun, the moon and the stars.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2010
8:16 PM

Post #7617452

Well, those will but the other ones are definitely dead!






Yano... croaked as in




Ribbet
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 9, 2010
8:51 PM

Post #7617588

Oh well. You can only save so many of your babies.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2010
9:34 PM

Post #7617698

Yeah, but those I liked, I mean really liked!

Guess I better go chuck some seed in a pot...
wonderearth
Santa Cruz, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 9, 2010
9:46 PM

Post #7617726

I tried to take some pictures of my delta pinks but they kept coming out blue! Weird.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 10, 2010
5:17 AM

Post #7618125

LOL! Awww show 'em anyway, we'll get the picture!

I gotta go findmy seeds!
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 10, 2010
6:06 AM

Post #7618261

They're in the office Blossom. In that big file cabinet labeled "p".
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 10, 2010
7:11 AM

Post #7618434

Thank you, I new that!

So ok, I sowed to my large mum and viola box on the viranda, some blue pansies, some Sorbet and Cutey, Madame Steele and johnies. Also mixed some seeds in the three pots that look like my deltas are gonna make it... So something should eventually pop up!

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 10, 2010
7:33 AM

Post #7618488

Oh my. Holy smokes. That's some serious seed. Don't think you'll have a seed shortage anytime soon.
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

March 11, 2010
9:58 PM

Post #7622900

When is the best time to start pansies and violas? I have read in the summer, but it is so warm here until November, and then it snows! I guess I should have started them in January, but I was late in ordering seeds, as this will be the first year I have grown them from seed.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

March 12, 2010
4:07 AM

Post #7623163

I experimented w/ pansies and violas last year and sowed some Oct/Nov. They sprouted good then got hit by snails then we had temptes in teens. They're still out there and blooming but really small plants. I received and sowed Velour Frosted Chocolate as a bonus in a trade in late Dec.and I sowed them in Dec. and even though they're still small,they look way better than the first ones I sowed. Pansies and violas poop out on us in June so I was hoping to get a jump on them for longer color...didn't work. I'm planting them out today and hope they will start looking better.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

March 12, 2010
7:37 AM

Post #7623489

I just put some to pots and broadcasted seed to my garden box t e other day...Time will tell.

Dang t is puter...im still aving issues... I go down, dont talk about me! LOL! Stupid key burd wants to skip letters. My 's are skipping.
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

March 12, 2010
3:11 PM

Post #7624474

Wow, BB! You really have a lot of seeds...I thought that I had too many...have you sown a little of every single one that you have already this year?

Now that I know seeds will keep a lot longer than I ever dreamed, I will not stress over what did not get done, and focus on what should be planted now. I was afraid that if I sow my beautiful pansies now, they will not grow the best. Still, I may experiment with just a few seeds, after I have sown everything that should be sown now.

What about sweet violet? I have some seeds, but at the same time, I see many of them in the garden are blooming their "heads off' right now...
curvesarein
Kingman, AZ
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2011
7:58 AM

Post #8812099

These were in my windowboxes through winter and spring and part of summer. Those of you who order pansies, do they come as a plant or seed and have you been happy with them?

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evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

September 17, 2011
9:21 PM

Post #8812913

My pansies and violas lasted until late July. That was really it for them, even though they were hanging in there, they did not look so pretty towards the end of the season. Best to start some more in a few weeks.

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