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Plant pansies now

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.

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