It’s the first day of spring!
Some days, the sun feels so warm you can venture out in just a sweater. Well, it’s warm enough if you’re getting some exercise, like breaking down the mounds of snow still left in your driveway.
But it is warm enough for pansies!
You can get pansies at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville.
Pansies are a cool weather annual. They don’t mind cool temperatures and they can tolerate some frost. That’s why you can put a pot of pansies out now and leave it out.
If you want to plant them in a garden bed, you have to wait until the ground is no longer frozen and the soil can be worked. If you scoop up some soil and it’s crumbly, you can work it. If you squeeze it and it forms a glob, it’s too wet.
You can also get pansies in decorative watering cans at Mischler’s booth this week at Plantasia, the garden and landscape show for Western New York.