Plant Pansies in your Pumpkins

Is your family ready to carve pumpkins? Get everyone together and try a new approach! Turn your pumpkins into a fall container garden with pansies! This family-friendly decorating idea is fun, easy, and filled with beautiful pansies!

joker pansy

Pansies are the perfect way to add vibrant color to your fall porch display. At Calloway’s and Cornelius, we have a wide variety of Matrix® Pansies and novelty pansies that will spice up your home for the season.




jack o lanterns

First, clean off any soil on your pumpkins. With adult supervision, cut off the top of the pumpkin. Make sure the opening is wide enough for your plants.

clean out pumpkin



Create a draining system to prevent soggy roots for your Pansies. Add pebbles or small stones to the bottom of your pumpkin.

add stones for better drainage

Start your fall container garden off right with quality potting soil. Add Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil to your pumpkin.

calloway's premium container potting soil

Our Premium Container Potting Soil helps your plants get the best start for health, continued growth.



It is time to start planting! Create a pumpkin container garden for Halloween or get inspired by the fall season with hues of orange and purple.


Inspire® Jack O' Lantern Mix

Choose pansies in shades of orange and black like the Inspire® Jack O’ Lantern Mix. This unique find is eerily perfect for the Halloween holiday. The creative combination is made of a blend of black and vibrant orange blooms. The Inspire® Jack O’ Lantern Mix are clear-faced Pansies that will give your creation a burst of color.

Inspire® Jack O' Lantern Mix in pumpkin

Remove each pansy from its container and gently break up the root ball. Make a hole in the potting soil then add your plants.

paint jack o' lantern face

Kick your container garden design up a notch and add a Jack O’ Lantern face. Wipe off any excess soil on your pumpkin and start decorating. With black craft paint, apply a silly or spooky design that all your Trick-or-Treaters will admire.

jack o lantern pumpkin planter

Allow the paint to dry completely and place your pansy-filled Jack O’ Lantern to your fall porch display.



Jolly joker pansy

Do you want to create a look that is more fall-inspired? Try planting Joker® Pansies like the Jolly™ Joker or Poker Face varieties. Joker® Pansies are known for their purple flowers with orange faces. The intense color combination personifies the fall season in all its colorful glory.

jolly joker pansy in pumpkin

To start planting, remove the pansies from their container and gently break up the root ball. Make a hole in your potting soil and add your pansies.

Your fall container garden designs are complete with some of the best fall plants for Texas.



Water your pansies when the top inch of the soil is dry. To help your plants stay bold and beautiful, feed your pansies with Calloway’s Premium Flower Food. Calloway’s Premium Flower Food is ideal for pansies and all your favorite cool season color.

When you are finished using your pumpkins container gardens, simply transition the pansies to your favorite pottery or container. Enjoy the beautiful colors all season long!



Inspire® Jack O' Lantern Mix in pumpkin planter

To better serve you, at your community Calloway’s and Cornelius, we have convenient ways to shop for the best fall plants for Texas like pansies! Shop our open-air stores or shop online for Curbside Pickup or Delivery!

Stop by today and explore our entire selection of cool season color, shrubs, trees, and more! Have questions? Ask our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals; they are here to help!