Pansies are another favorite flower. Tiny blooms that will bloom even with snow on the ground. Never understood why they are called pansies. They can outlast some of the other flowers and plants during the fall and the harsh winters. They come in all types of colors and varieties. I like the purple and yellow combination. They make great ground cover. And are a nice addition when the other flowers are not blooming. It is nice to stagger your flowers to try and always have something in bloom. That is the secret.