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The Pansy





Just when the summer color begins to fade away, in marches the Pansy to save the day.


This delightful little flower comes in a wide variety of gorgeous colors, does very well in cooler weather and can even tolerate a bit of snow.  Their smiling little faces are sure to bring a little joy to the winter woes.  


Seed may be sown indoors 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting them into flower beds or containers. Plant in moist, rich, well-drained soil 8-10 inches apart and water regularly. Pansies prefer sun and cooler temperatures making an excellent choice for your fall to spring garden.


Pansy seed

background of pansy seeds in close-up

After the pansy blooms and the petals fall to the ground, a pod will submerge, open, and reveal seed.


By Laurie Cervantez

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