Well this year has not gone according to plan. :-(
Let's just say that
I DO NOT LIKE SQUIRRELS!
Those nasty, little, furry-tailed rodents have turned my planter boxes into their smorgasboard! The pansy foliage is beautiful and green, but there are no blooms to be seen. Apparently, pansy blooms are quite the delicacy in Rodent World. Needless to say, I have NOT been happy about my bloom-less blossoms.
In my attempt to deter them from continuing their feast, I sprinkled cayenne pepper on my pansies. ~ HOT STUFF!~ I've heated up their little paws & mouths. That should do the trick! The pansies haven't recovered yet, but I have seen signs of a few blooms. At least I know the pepper won't harm the pansies. :-)
Oh, and I did see a squirrel drinking profusely from the bird feeder today. :-) That's a spicy pansy!