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Old 04-29-2017, 04:34 PM
 
Location: SC
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I set up a planter box on my driveway and planted some Posies back in December. The lady I bought them from said the Posies would die out in the spring and at that time I could pull them out and replant something else. I think she said this because I had told her I am not a gardener and I just wanted plants that would "take care of themselves." In other words, I wanted a plant that would flower without me having to tend to them. (I chose the posies because at the time I bought them, they were the only thing she had with the colors I wanted.)

In fact, each time they seem to wilt a little and I remember that they need water, I get out the hose and douse them. They come roaring back to life.

So, it's been about 5 months now.

I absolutely love the posies. You wouldn't believe how often I look at them out the window. But I am curious; was the lady saying that they would die out simply because I was saying they would not get the attention they need?

As long as I tend to them and give them water every few days will the Posies survive 90-100 degree South Carolina days.

I appreciate any feed back.
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Old 04-29-2017, 05:41 PM
 
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Those are pansies! You have done a great job of keeping them alive.

Those of us in the South plant them in the fall and they usually last until late spring/early summer. If we get an deep freeze or ice storm they will look dead but they usually come back to life with a little TLC.

Sadly, they will soon die and you will have to plant something else to live through our hot summer!
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Old 04-29-2017, 06:47 PM
 
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Those are pansies! You have done a great job of keeping them alive.

Those of us in the South plant them in the fall and they usually last until late spring/early summer. If we get an deep freeze or ice storm they will look dead but they usually come back to life with a little TLC.

Sadly, they will soon die and you will have to plant something else to live through our hot summer!
Thanks for the correction. It is a good thing to call something by it's correct name.

OK so I need to prepare for a funeral. Is there something as colorful that will last through the summer and winter?
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Old 04-30-2017, 01:01 AM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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For the hot summer you could plant portulaca grandiflora, they are very colorful and do well in hot climate. And then when they die off in late autumn you could replace them with winter pansies.


Pictures of portulaca grandiflora: https://www.google.ca/search?q=portu...&dpr=1.3#spf=1


Pictures of winter pansies: https://www.google.ca/search?q=winte...&bih=716#spf=1


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Old 04-30-2017, 09:40 AM
 
Location: SC
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For the hot summer you could plant portulaca grandiflora, they are very colorful and do well in hot climate. And then when they die off in late autumn you could replace them with winter pansies.

Pictures of portulaca grandiflora: https://www.google.ca/search?q=portu...&dpr=1.3#spf=1

Pictures of winter pansies: https://www.google.ca/search?q=winte...&bih=716#spf=1
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You are right, those are colorful. Thanks
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