As the weather cools down, the pansies perk up. And that's when I always think about how I should have planted more of them when I had the chance to buy them a few months ago. But I never plant as many pansies and violas in the fall as I do in the spring. The main reason is that when they are for sale early in the fall, it's usually still fairly warm. And pansies and violas don't like "fairly warm." They much prefer "fairly cool." But by the time we get to "fairly cool" … [Read more...] about A Pansy to Greet Me
Welcome, Fall. Welcome to another season for growing pansies! And violas if I can find them. I bought a flat of pansies last week, just as soon as they arrived at my local greenhouse. Then I was out in my front garden the following day and told one of the neighbors walking by that the greenhouse had pansies now. "Oh, you can plant pansies in the fall?" You bet you can! And why do people know so little about pansies and violas? Pansies, and violas if I can find them, love the … [Read more...] about Welcome, Fall.