1. They are a great supplement to your standard annuals, such as petunias, marigolds, begonias etc. To add the most color year round, it is a great idea to have pansies for the cooler months and switch to alternative annuals for the hotter months. When planted in the fall, pansies can last up to eight months, from September to April or May, adding plenty of fall and spring color.
  2. During the dead of the winter, pansies are far from their prime when they are not covered in snow. But the reason for keeping them around during this time is the spring blooms are much more spectacular when they had the extra time during the fall to really establish themselves.
  3. To optimize your spring display, a great technique to use to during the fall to plant pansies and bulbs in the same bed. The bulbs will take off in early spring while the pansies will really hit their strides when the bulbs are just finishing up. This is a great technique to get plenty of color from your beds until it is time to plant summer annuals.

**Remember to grab only the winter hardy varieties to ensure that great spring color**