After a long winter pansies are finally coming into bloom and will shine the next couple of months. 

Pansies are very cold hardy, but suffer here due to the constant wet conditions during normal winters when they fall victim to diseases. The disease is most prominent in poorly draining and shady beds and where pansies have been planted for years. Despite this problem, pansies are the only flowering annual that survives the winter making them the only real choice for winter seasonal color in our area. 

We have developed a planting and maintenance program that reduces the impact of the disease. These diseases are difficult to control but our program has been effective in most situations. Our program includes supplementing each planting with fresh sterile potting soil and disease preventing organics each fall at planting and following that with monthly fungicide treatments throughout the winter. This increases the cost of our pansy program, but has become a standard practice as without these steps the pansies will likely fail like they do with most other contractors.  

Even with our comprehensive program, after years of pansies, the soil becomes too disease ridden that supplemental potting soil is not enough. Due to this, we are finding that eventually we need to replace the potting soil and will likely do this every 5 years.

Brand ‘X’ Diseased Pansies


The pictures above are examples of plantings of other contractors that we have seen recently that have fallen victim to the disease. These plantings have not received the maintenance we provide and have thus completely failed. We see this year after year and wonder why these properties continue to have Brand ‘X’ plant pansies which always fail. 

We Are Proud Of Our Pansies, Hope You Enjoy Too

Enjoy your pansies as this spring is special. However, as with all good things, they will fade as weather warms later this spring. We are already in the planning stages for summer flowers that we will begin planting in May.  



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