Flower Power

@Raelove (13954)
Saco, Maine
January 27, 2016 6:26am CST
Well, my flower challenge was a huge success, and I feel immensely better having looked at all the great photos that everyone posted. Thank you all so much for playing along. Together, we planted quite the "garden," did we not? And here's another for you all, and in my favorite flower color of all: purple. These are pansies I got at a local garden center and transferred to a pot on my deck. I love pansies, because they last almost all summer. Again, thanks! (Photo is Mine)
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@PainsOnSlate (18554)
• Canada
27 Jan 16
I hope to join in on your flower challenge today, it's been busy, this vacation, joyful but busy. The only problem is I have no idea of the name of the beautiful blooms I'm seeing here in the south.
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@Raelove (13954)
• Saco, Maine
27 Jan 16
No matter! We'll just enjoy it for its visual beauty in "our" garden! Thanks!
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• United States
27 Jan 16
Down south they do much better when planted for fall. The summers are too hot and they just don't hold up...not where I live anyway.
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@Raelove (13954)
• Saco, Maine
27 Jan 16
That makes sense, as they are a cool-weather flower. I used to see them just as spring got geared up around here, when it was still pretty cold at night.
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• United States
27 Jan 16
@Raelove I've planted them early but we pretty much go from winter to summer with one day of spring.
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@Raelove (13954)
• Saco, Maine
27 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill We've had that happen here in Maine, too, some years. We go from winter to summer in no time. It goes from 40 to 80 degrees without warning. Doesn't happen often, as we normally get long rainy chilly springs.
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@rebelann (28000)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Jan 16
Well, I don't have any purple flowers here, but your's are very pretty.
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@Raelove (13954)
• Saco, Maine
27 Jan 16
Thanks. I grew those two years ago on the deck of the apartment I was living in. I try to grow something no matter where I live.
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@rebelann (28000)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Jan 16
I try to as well @Raelove but a ground squirrel moved in and has pulled up so many of my efforts
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@Raelove (13954)
• Saco, Maine
27 Jan 16
@rebelann Don't feel bad. I tried growing tomatoes on my deck 2 years ago. Squirrels ate all the blossoms before they even had a chance to produce fruit. So much for that!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
27 Jan 16
Those are really gorgeous Rachel. Yes you did good yesterday with everyone posting flowers. I enjoyed it immensely. And look forward to more lovely photos.
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@Raelove (13954)
• Saco, Maine
27 Jan 16
I like doing that more than anything. Photos of nature are my favorite. I take tons of them!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
27 Jan 16
@Raelove Nature is so soothing and those are my favorite photos too.
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@Raelove (13954)
• Saco, Maine
27 Jan 16
@TiarasOceanView We are all part of nature. Flowers are just one of the most beautiful parts!
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@LadyDuck (108711)
• Switzerland
27 Jan 16
I leave the pansies in the garden and they come back every year.
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@Raelove (13954)
• Saco, Maine
27 Jan 16
They're very faithful little plants, aren't they?
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@LadyDuck (108711)
• Switzerland
27 Jan 16
@Raelove They are, I am waiting to see mine bloom again.
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@Raelove (13954)
• Saco, Maine
27 Jan 16
@LadyDuck Won't be long now.
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@Juliaacv (19346)
• Canada
27 Jan 16
It was nice to see so many bright and colourful flowers, and nice to get some ideas for myself I'll say! I love pansies too, I always try to plant some on May 2nd, which would have been my Dad's birthday. I like to play out in the garden in the dirt to remember the farmer who made a career out of playing in the dirt. We have them in various places in the garden.
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@Raelove (13954)
• Saco, Maine
27 Jan 16
They're also called Johnny-Jump-Ups, and as you probably know, they self-seed. So if you grow them in the ground, you'll get more every year. I love pansies!
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@Juliaacv (19346)
• Canada
27 Jan 16
@Raelove Yes, they do come back, that's why we have them here and there.
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@marlina (57013)
• Canada
27 Jan 16
I love those pansies. I bought some a few years ago and do not know why but lost them very fast.
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@Raelove (13954)
• Saco, Maine
27 Jan 16
I kept them in the sun and well watered. That's about it. They lasted till about August.
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@gudheart (12808)
27 Jan 16
These looks so beautiful :D Nature always manages me to smile with its beauty :D
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@Raelove (13954)
• Saco, Maine
27 Jan 16
She does me, too.
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@MALUSE (28682)
• Denmark
27 Jan 16
Pansies will come back if you leave them in a flower bed.
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@Raelove (13954)
• Saco, Maine
27 Jan 16
Yes, and they self-seed, too, which makes more pansies!
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