Special September Pansy Recipe

To celebrate a successful first week of September, we have a special pansy recipe to share with you. Pansies, popular cool-weather garden additions, keep their vibrant, smooth texture during the fall and winter seasons. If taken care of properly, pansies can thrive in cold climates and often retain their color through the end of the year. Pansies can bloom twice when treated well. Gardeners generally enjoy planting these flowers now rather than during the summer months because they have been known to stand tall when challenged by colder temperatures.  

Now, are you ready to get outside and improve the attractiveness of your garden with a perfect pack of pansies? With great pleasure, we share our signature Garden Supply Company recipe.

First, collect half a bag soil conditioner, one bag composted cow manure and one bag (4 lb.) of Plant Tone Organic Fertilizer. Once collected and layered over the ground, rake the supplies together, so the materials are evenly spread out. Next, insert the pansies, which should be placed 6" apart from one another. Finally, pack the bedding with the remaining soil conditioner. 

The planting process is that easy.  Throughout the next couple of months, you will need to thoroughly water the plants, fertilize them every week with liquid food and apply granular fertilizer once a month.

We hope you enjoy the pansy planting process as much as we do. If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to reach out to a garden specialist. We are open every day of the week.

Pansies vs. violas: What’s the difference + which is better for you?

Pansies vs. violas: What’s the difference + which is better for you?

As we head into the fall season, our outdoor gardens have to shift and transform with the weather. Summer blooms are beginning to fade, and the time has come to bring in some cool weather flowers! Pansies + violas are some of the toughest cool season annuals. If they’re planted in the early fall, they’ll begin blooming that season, through the winter and into the spring. So what are the differences between pansies + violas, and which will work best in your garden?