"I did not cover my pansies during two snows and days of freezing weather. What can I do to nurse them back blooming stage?"
And here is my answer:
To reviatalize frost burned winter flowers, do the following:
- Cut off any dead or burned flowers and foliage.
- Re-apply mulch to the bed.
- Ensure your flowers are adequately watered, even if temperatures are below freezing, in which case be sure to water strictly the soil, avoiding wetting the foliage.
- When temperatures break, apply a liquid flower fertilizer according to the labeled directions.
Have you had any problems this winter with frost/freeze burned pansies, violas, or other annual flowers?
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