Encourage Pansies Blooms and Re-Blooms

In the winter I usually turn to Pansies for the cheery color blooms. They are hardy in California winter, because we don’t have below freezing weather. Pansies prefer cooler weather any ways, so they do very well through the dreary months. Below are some tips and facts about Pansies.

1) Remove the spent flower heads to encourage more flowering.
2) Mulch the root area during the hot months to conserve moisture.
3) Cut the plants back when the weather turns cool, Pansies will show a second bloom in the fall.
4) Pansies can be brought out a month before the frost free date in your area.
5) When the weather falls below freezing, applying a layer of straw mulch will protect the plant
through the colder temperature.
6) Pansies perform best in cooler weather.
7) They like well-drained soil that is high in organic matter.
8) Pansies should be placed in an area with full sun or partial shade.
9) Pansies are hardy and are beginning gardener friendly.
10) Pansies were known as Johnny-jump-up.

About two Christmases ago, we had a family reunion and I wanted to bring some cheerfulness and warmth to our deck. I bought some Pansies and planted them in my large pots for color. They did their job and more, the plants survived through the rough rainy season and kept blooming for me throughout the summer. They could flower twice in a year with proper care. There are a variety of colors and shades, and exceptionally beautiful looking in garden borders. They are one of the hardiest plants and are beginning gardeners’ dream, so give them a try if you haven’t already.

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  1. wow that are awesome beautiful flowers . i can't plant it here in saudi :)

  2. I REALLY love yellow and purple/lavender... Pretty post...
    ~Really Rainey~

  3. Wonderful variety of colour in these pansies! They definitely look like happy plants!

  4. I love these blooms. Happy Blue Monday.

  5. Such beautiful flowers! Hurry Spring!

  6. Your pansies are so pretty. I love seeing them but not much luck growing them.

  7. What a lovely flower. i missed seeing flowers and can't wait for spring.

  8. Gorgeous colors of pansies! They are a feast to the eyes, but their smell make me sneeze, endlessly..

    Thanks for the tips!

  9. these are my type of flowers...sturdy yet delicate

    they're gorgeous specially the yellow ones, brings the sun shines even in the most coldest of winter time. and the purple, ahhh! very calming!

    eng of salitype

  10. Pansies are my husband's favorite flower, thanks for the tips. I do like the fact that they are hardy, beginner friendly flowers too! Nice pictures.

  11. Your pansies are lovely...I like their little faces. And you have primulas, too. Nice winter colors.

  12. They are beautiful and make my heart sing. :)

  13. Beautiful flowers and colors. Happy Blue Monday!

  14. Beautiful Flowers... Ready for spring!

  15. I have an award waiting for you on my blog, if you do this sort of thing..

  16. Very useful post and good tips for maintenance! Congratulations, Amanda!
    I plant every year in my garden.
    Wonderful variety of colors, with petals in bright bi-colors and very resistant in winter.
    Can be planted in pots too.
    In Portugal they be know as the "Amor-perfeito" (Perfect-love).
    Have a blue day!

  17. Thanks everyone for taking time to comment to my Pansies post.
    Life Moto - I understand what you're saying ;-)
    LV- I have my not so great growers too, so I know what you mean.
    Mamo Ko - I wouldn't mind if it's spring all the time.
    Mumsy - The tips works for me.
    Eng - hardy and pretty is my aim too. :-)
    Stephanie - yes they do look like little faces sometimes.
    gSuzie - you are lucky your husband like flowers - does he know what it's called? If yes - boy I envy you.
    Cesario- It's great to meet you, and thanks for stopping by.

  18. Hey....and double hey....why do these flowers remind me of that flower face in Alice In Wonderland?? The flower face who was also a lion?? The lion-flower who talked?? :) Was that little dude a pansy?? :D Just found out now!! :D

  19. We have a particular species of pansy that grows even in the snow. I think it's called Ice Pansy. You know I will have to look it up now!
    Thanks so much for the valuable tips and wonderful pics! We should call it "Tips and Pics" :-)

  20. hehe, Charity and Judy you both are funny. It's been a long time since I saw Alice in W. - can't remember anyone except for the witch and Alice...:-( I like the new title, next time I am stuck for a title, I hope you don't mind me contacting you Judy, hehe ;-)

  21. AH! I did not know I can get them to bloom again! This is very neat. I will try this year. How cold is cold? Do I need to put them in a freezer? Just basement will do?


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