These pansies were planted last fall and are now just bursting out. I dare say they have also been special treats for the gnawing buggers. With our mild winter, I imagine we will experience tons-o-bugs this growing season.
BTW, you can see the brand new 6' chain link my back door neighbor just installed to corral his puppies; the old 4' suggestion of a fence would not keep them in. He was nice & asked me first... I love dogs, and certainly didn't want his to roam and get lost or worse, hurt. It was clear even a real 4' fence wouldn't keep them in, so I said sure. Now, this fence is much, much more noticable and shiny, more than I ever imagined; luckily he also took down some trees so that area will get more sun now. I'll probably plant some annual vines to give some interest this year. I transplanted volunteer camellia japonicas, but they are small and will take years to grow.
Hope you are enjoying the change of season in your area. I know some are moving into fall as we move into spring. Happy trails!