Now that fall has arrived, fall flowers like the pansy are here to brighten up your garden. With beautiful and varied colors and heart-shaped petals that overlap and form the welcoming face of each flower, the pansy simply shouts autumn.
Use pansies as ground cover, as borders, or as the focus of your fall garden display. These little beauties are sure to light up the gloomy fall days. Pansies also thrive as potted plants, making them perfect gifts to brighten anyone's day.
Pansies grow best in humus-rich, moist, but well-drained soil. They can tolerate both sun and slightly shaded areas, but thrive in cooler temps. So be sure that they're out of the afternoon sun.
Water pansies regularly, and use an all-purpose fertilizer around them.
Pansies also do well in pots, making them great indoor plants too.