Want a super-easy spring display filled with flower-power? Plant pansies in stripes. They’re very easy to grow in the cooler spring weather. Once the Houston heat hits, they will wilt and can be planted over. Until then, place the flower in glorious rows for a huge splash of color.

Pansies like rich, fertile, well-drained soil that is kept regularly moist. Mix some of The Arbor Gate’s fantastic compost in with your soil to help the bed retain moisture. Once planted, remove spent blooms to promote growth.

Simple to grow, pansies really herald spring. Try striping it up this spring and planting a creative and colorful garden bed design.

Shawna Lee Coronado

Written by Shawna Lee Coronado Shawna Coronado is a professional writer for green lifestyle living and organic gardening. Her organic living photographs and stories have been featured both online and off in many international home and garden magazines and multiple books. You can learn more about her at http://www.shawnacoronado.com.