Pansies, with their large flower face and excellent cool-weather tolerance, are the perfect addition to your fall garden design. Exciting new varieties have multitudes of large flower heads, that are often winter-hardy in the warmer climates and return full flower ahead in the spring!
Flower Party Food and Favors!
Bring a special touch to any occasion by adding pansies to the celebration! Pansies bring color and taste when incorporated into the appetizers, entree or placed lovingly on the cake or other desserts. Pansies bring your cocktails alive when added to the ice as an eye-catching design. Benary, a breeder of many of the pansies on the market today, explains that pansies and violas have a flavor as vibrant as their good looks—sweet with mellow, pea-like undertones.
A simple idea for party favors is to get a few flats of pansies and plant them in teacups or mini pots for guests to take home to remember the event.
Disclaimer: Pansy leaves, flowers, and petals are all edible, though they may be treated at the greenhouse. If you’re unsure, it may be best to just enjoy them in your garden.
Add Fall Pansies to your wedding flowers for a bright, fun and totally different look!
DIY crafts and gifts with Pansies!
From homemade gift tags and bookmarks to teacher gifts and spa bath bombs, pansies can add a wonderful handcrafted touch to gifts for you and those special someones.
To find directions on How To Make these DIY pansy items, look to Benary’s Be Inspired Pansy Booklet. An inspiration booklet on all things Pansy!