Pansies have become the most popular cool season annual used to provide a dependable winter and early spring color display for Galveston County landscapes and gardens. Plant them in large drifts or masses or as pockets of color to brighten up a dreary winter landscape.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac states the fall season commenced at 8:31 a.m. Sept. 22.

“What happened to fall?” was a common comment from gardeners as daytime temperatures are expected to edge upwards into the low-80s this week and air-conditioning units will still be on active duty status during the week. At least late evening and nighttime temperatures remain pleasant.

Dr. William Johnson is a horticulturist with the Galveston County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System. Visit his website at


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Bailey Jones

Thanks for this info - it's very useful.

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