April 19, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Plant Pansies

'Pansies provide a riot of color'

By Liz Simon

Trips & Quips

Liz Simon is a photographer, writer and cyclist who likes to combine the three in her quest to discover the nooks and crannies of New Mexico. Sometimes, means of transportation other than bicycle are employed---including the Rail Runner and motorcycle.


I'm hungry for color this time of year and planting pansies is just the ticket. You won't have to worry about cold weather, or even snow, killing them off. I've seen them survive just fine even after having been buried in several inches of snow. If you can give them some shade, they'll even survive the heat of summer… but they won't want direct sun for long periods. Here's what I've done… and happy planting: