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Plant Pansies for Winter Flowers

By sandnsea2
October 25, 2011

Try a hayrack planter on your deck railing for flowers when the garden goes to sleep for winter. Winter pansies are cheerful and colorful to see from your window on dreary days.

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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Oct 24, 2011 6:16 PM CST
I don't know what a hay rack planter is but I love this picture and idea! Hurray!
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Aguane
Oct 24, 2011 10:16 PM CST
Thanks for reminding me sandnsea2. I desperately need to plant my hanging baskets. Pansies are always a good idea!
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valleylynn
Oct 25, 2011 12:19 AM CST
Great idea for winter cheer. Especially here in the Pacific Northwest zone 8, where we don't get much in the way of snow.
Bet a person could have color just about the entire winter. : )
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Gymgirl
Oct 25, 2011 8:17 AM CST
Great tip! Since my new fence went up, all I have growing are the veggies in the buckets. I never thought to put up a few planters with some winter flowers. The color sure would be a welcome sight!

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bsavage
Oct 31, 2011 12:51 AM CST
So what is a "hayrack planter"? I love pansies, but I've never heard that term before. Great tip, btw!
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sandnsea2
Oct 31, 2011 3:20 AM CST
Thanks!
Here is a photo. They have separate hangers in various sizes to hang on the deck raiilng or wherever. Most large garden centers carry them in different sizes I have 3 together and it makes for alot of bloom. They are fun to plant seasonally.

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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Oct 31, 2011 9:45 AM CST
Thanks Janice. So the name is just a suggestion for feeding hay to animals? (I'm a city gal)
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sandnsea2
Oct 31, 2011 11:37 AM CST
So am I, Becky. LOL. Hilarious!
There is a very similar structure that is hung on the wall to hold hay and feed livestock
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bsavage
Nov 3, 2011 1:00 AM CST
Oooooh! Thanks for teaching me!

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