I am one of the first on my street to plant pansies this year. One of my favorite flowers. I bought a flat of multi-colored black-faced pansies this year. I always love pansy planting day. I raked the all winter debris out of my front yard gardens and planted the pansies in groups – six plants per clump. They are scattered in between the tulip and alchemilla sprouts, tucked under the yew and rhododendron bushes.