Plant pansies now
October 5th, 2020
Our days may still be hot, but autumn is officially here. Fall is a good time to plant, but for fall color it’s best to choose plants that can withstand a chill.
Pansies are a fall favorite because they will tolerate some frost and keep on giving us color right up until winter--and even during the winter, if it's mild. They come in a wide variety of colors that are great for autumn. It's easy to mix them up with other plants or simply mix a variety of pansies in a pleasing color scheme together.
When planting pansies, water them well and continue to water regularly for two weeks. They will need less water than summer-flowering plants, but you will need to continue to check them every couple of weeks during the fall/winter and water when the soil is dry.
Best of all, pansies will come back again in early spring to provide two seasons of enjoyment and color.