What is Better than a Spring Pansy?

by Veronica on April 23, 2010

A winter pansy of course!

Icicle pansies are planted in the fall…and yes, they look wonderful until the snow flies.  But, I love them right now. They overwinter and are the first thing up in my garden. Right now I have a dozen plants that are lush and full and look like they just came from a greenhouse! Here’s how they looked this morning…

Check out Fernlea Flowers (located in Delhi, Ontario) http://www.fernlea.com/fall/fallfact.htm or  http://www.iciclepansy.com/product.htm for information on these amazing plants. This quality Canadian grower is so sure you’ll love their Icicle pansies, they give you a money-back guarantee if the pansies don’t re-bloom in spring.

Nothing is easier than growing pansies. They like a fertile, well drained soil and at least 6 hours of sun. I apply a little all-purpose fertilizer when I plant them in the fall and water them if there isn’t much rain. And that’s it. Throughout the winter they look dormant, but once things warm up a little in spring they bloom again. When the warm weather hits, like most pansies they look bedraggled and are best replaced with annuals in late spring/early summer. But, don’t forget to buy Icicle pansies again when they become available in the fall.


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heather @ whats blooming this week April 24, 2010 at 8:06 am

Hi Veronica – there’s nothing like seeing the icicle pansies peeking through after the snow starts to melt. Great pictures.

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