I got to thinking more about those pansies. I've noticed crocuses and my tulips starting to push through the earth. So I wondered...can the pansies survive?
I decided to ask my friend Kathy who knows much more about flowers than I do. She said that pansies are hearty and quite often can winter over in some of the less severe winter states. (like Oregon) She said that they actually can be planted relatively early in the season. As a rule...it is better to wait, but they have a good chance of survival! So who knew?!!?
So here is a big cheer of encouragement for these little flowers: grow pansies, grow!!
(Photo by Bruno Girin at Creative Commons Flickr)