Fall Means Pansy Planting

Fall in Tennessee means it’s time for pansy planting! These cheerful flowers stay blooming through most of the winter. They slow down a bit when it gets really cold (if it gets really cold here), but then perk back up once it warms up for a few days.

When I first moved here, I used to plant them in my flower beds. When spring came, however, I hated to pull them up, because they still looked so good, but I had to make room for other flowers that were starting to pop up. I’ve since come up with a solution. I plant them in pots, which hang off of my front porch. This way, when they are starting to look at little tired from the spring heat, I can replace them with annuals.

Don’t they make you smile, just looking at them?

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  1. says

    They sure are pretty! I have holly in front of my house, and I cut branches off it for Thanksgiving and Christmas centerpieces. The female holly plants have the classic red berries, and those are the ones I use, of course. The only color we have in the yard, besides snow, is my hydrangea bush. It’s pink this year for the first time. Fun!

  2. Pam says

    Marjie, oh, I bet your holly berries are pretty for the holidays.

    Chris – thank you. I think they are so cheerful looking!

  3. says

    I love pansies, especially the yellow and purple variety! I am s-l-o-w-l-y learning about gardening and I was contemplating buying them at the gardening center, but I was a little skeptical that they would continue to grow after the winter… After reading your post, I am regretting not buying them!! ;) Next year!!