It is time to plant pansies in your garden! Choose the best with Matrix® Pansies, available now at your neighborhood Calloway’s and Cornelius. Prized for their vibrant, large blooms and consistent growth throughout the cooler season, here are 3 easy ways to start growing!
Pansies are a popular choice for adding color and texture to gardens and landscapes. Calloway’s is a garden center near me that offers a wide variety of pansies and other plants for all of your gardening needs. When caring for pansies, it’s important to keep them well-watered and to fertilize them regularly. Pansies also make great companion plants for other fall-blooming flowers like mums, as they complement each other well in both color and texture. With proper care and a bit of creativity, you can create a stunning garden using pansies and other complementary plants.
ALL ABOUT MATRIX® PANSIES
Matrix® Pansies have beautiful, big blooms that come in a variety of colors with both Blotch and Clear faces.
Blotch – contrasting center color
Clear – one solid color
These low-maintenance plants will fill your containers and landscape with bursts of vibrant color. Matrix® Pansies grow quickly and are best planted in partial shade to full sun.
IDEA #1: FILL YOUR FLOWERBEDS
Matrix® Pansies are ideal for mass plantings in your flowerbeds. They will add a carpet of color because the mounded habit creates a full appearance in your garden.
Pansies should be spaced about 7-12 inches apart to leave room for growth. At maturity, they can grow to be about 6 inches tall with an 8-inch spread. Fill entire sections of your flowerbed or utilize the mounding growth to line walkways and edges with beautiful blooms as an accent. Add taller plant options behind the Matrix® Pansies to create interest and dimension.
When you are planting in flowerbeds, it is important to prep the soil. First, remove any rocks or debris from the planting area. Till the top layer of existing soil with 3 inches of Calloway’s Premium Flowerbed Garden Soil. Our Premium Flowerbed Garden Soil provides optimal conditions for vibrant blooms. It includes water saving ingredients like expanded shale, coconut coir, and earthworm castings for added moisture control, and it contains organic ingredients to help promote rapid root growth, enhance nutrient retention, and balance air and water around the roots for optimal growth. Once applied, smooth the planting surface, and add your flowers.
IDEA #2: PAIR WITH POTTERY
Adorn your porches, patios, and outdoor entertaining spaces with the impeccable pairing of pansies and pottery! Creating a beautiful container garden with Matrix® Pansies will brighten your entryway and make your home feel warm and welcoming. Start your fall combination with premium pottery. At Calloway’s and Cornelius, we have a vast selection available in your favorite colors, styles, and designs. From small sizes that are perfect for tabletops to large statement pieces, you will find the perfect pottery for you and your home!
STEP ONE: ADD POTTING SOIL
First, fill your pottery with Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil, leaving room for your plants. Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil is made from the highest quality ingredients to help your plants get the best start for healthier, continued growth.
STEP TWO: ADD YOUR PLANTS
It is time to add your plants. You can create a full pansy container or use the “Thriller, Filler, Spiller” method for a visually pleasing design.
Full Pansy Creation
To create a colorful pansy container garden, select a mixture that suits your style. You can choose all clear-faced Matrix® Pansies or mix in a few selections with blotch faces. For a strong visual impact, plant 2-3 of the same color next to each other, depending on the size of your container. The groupings will create a spectrum of fall hues that will compliment your seasonal décor and displays.
Garden Mum Combination
Nothing says fall quite like planting Matrix® Pansies with Garden Mums! Garden Mums are a perennial favorite for cool season landscapes and containers.
Garden Mums are a great option for a fall container garden. They feature an array of colorful, fluffy flowers in vibrant shades of yellow, red, orange, purple, and more! It does best in full sunlight and can re-grow ad a perennial in your landscape.
Choose an option that will round out your container and provide contrast and fullness. In this creation, Matrix® Pansies are an ideal option because of their mounding growth and large blooms.
Dusty Miller is a fine choice to make a lovely combination. Dusty Miller offers striking white to silver foliage that can be used as an accent in containers. It does best in full sun and provides contrast for darker flowers or foliage.
Adding Fresh Herbs
Try a cool combination of purples and greens when you mix Matrix® Pansies with fall herbs! Herbs like Rosemary are an excellent choice to add a striking accent to your display. When paired with the “Thriller, Filler, Spiller” method, you will love the blend of textures, the soothing color scheme, and lovely fragrance.
ADD THE THRILLER
Add your Thriller or focal point of your container garden. Try Rosemary! Rosemary is a fragrant herb that is commonly used in Mediterranean and Italian cuisine. It features green needle-like foliage and prefers full sunlight throughout the day. It is drought tolerant once established and easy to maintain.
ADD THE FILLER
Next, add the Filler. Choose a blend of purple Pansies with a variety of clear and blotch faces to add dimension and visual interest.
ADD THE SPILLER
Finally, complete your creation with your Spiller. Ornamental Kale is an ideal choice for this creation. The subtle tones of purple blend perfectly with the Matrix® Pansies and the frilly leaves compliment the textures of the Rosemary!
IDEA #3: COLORFUL HANGING BASKETS
Hanging baskets are an easy way to add color to any area of your home or garden. Hang it on your trees, porches, or use a Shepard hook and add the next level of color around your landscape. Hanging baskets can be updated seasonally and are quick to create. The “Thriller, Filler, Spiller” method is a fantastic design choice for hanging baskets too!
ADD THE THRILLER
To create a more compact design, we are using the Matrix® Pansies as the Thriller. Place the pansies in the center of the container so they can really shine!
ADD THE FILLER
Next, add the Filler. Choose options that have a mounding habit and compact growth. Try Sweet Alyssum! This plant is a long-time favorite for cool season weather, with delightfully scented dainty blossoms forming tight mounds of bright, white blooms!
Lobelia is another great choice. It features delicate blooms of down swept pedals on green leaves in a mounding habit.
ADD THE SPILLER
Complete your hanging basket with the Spiller. Use a low growing herb like English Thyme! It is a perennial staple to many cool season gardens. English Thyme is fragrant and goes well in containers and hanging baskets.
Help your plants thrive with Calloway’s Premium Flower Food. Our 12-4-8 specialized formula contains nitrogen, Fx Iron®, phosphate, and other key ingredients to help your flowers bloom with big, bold color!
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At Calloway’s and Cornelius, we have everything you need to plant with Matrix® Pansies! Shop our neighborhood stores or shop online for Curbside Pickup or Delivery!