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Wayland Weekly Flower – Potted Pansies

A pot of pansies along Stonebridge Rd near Route 126.

The pansy is a classic spring time flower which can be purchased at most garden nurseries.  The pansy is native to the southern hemisphere.  However, the plants bought at nurseries are typically F1 pansy hybrids of the genuses Viola and Wittrockiana.  Nursery grown pansies come is a wide variety of colors and are typically grown in a greenhouse from seed.  When purchased, they are three to four months old.  To extend the flowering life of the plant, one should deadhead spent flowers, and cut back leggy plants to revitalize the plant.

Although pansies are perennials, they can not handle the extremes of our weather and are typically treated like spring time annuals.  Although pansies like sun, planting in an area with afternoon shade can also extend the flowering life of the plant.  Afternoon shade protects the plant from our summer sun, and hence can extend the time before the plant inevitably succumbs to the summer heat.

Return here every week to warm up to a picture of flowers from somewhere in Wayland.  Perhaps learn a bit about flowers, and different places in Wayland.  If you see noteworthy flowers in Wayland, please contact the author at waylandweeklyflower@gmail.com

Submitted by Duane Galbi

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