Summer care for pansies

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Q: I live on the coast of B.C., my question is can I dig up my pansies when the weather gets too hot and bring them inside and replant them in the fall?

They wouldn’t be happy in the house. But one of my friends kept her pansies in pots and moved them to a cool, shady part of her garden for summer. She watered them regularly, fertilized them and kept them tidy (removing old leaves, as they are prone to leaf spot diseases). When fall rolled around, they began blooming again.