Written By: Mark Larose from Garden State Growers Pansies respond well to regular deadheading. As often as possible, every couple of days if you can, pinch off faded blooms and any fruit (small green seed capsules) that may be forming. This will spur plants to continue blooming. Pansies best qualities are that their early Spring bloom is very robust and pleasing to the eyes, and nose after they have been in the ground since the previous Fall. Make sure that the area where you plant has plenty of drainage and proper lighting. Lastly, clean out any bird baths or wipe down other garden ornaments. Remember that gardening is a wonderful family tradition for many. If you have children, consider including them in this seasons planting. Remember to take pictures of your garden for Facebook and show it off to your friends. Either way, have fun. Happy Gardening! Don’t forget to check out our ad this week for great floral specials in your store!