I thought I had figured out what I had been doing wrong with my pansies, but I haven't figured much out yet. I am getting very different results. Need help. 1.) I had been buying the 2" pansies at Lowe's and Home Depot and they never looked good. I had come to the conclusion that the aphids were the problem. So I bought some more of the cheapies this fall, the 2" kind, and planted them in my landscape but treated them with merit. They look terrible today. There are no aphids, though. I'm getting mixed results. The ones I planted around my trees look horrible. The soil is hard clay and I don't think I can till it without doing terrible damage to the tree roots. There is a drip system and the pansies are watered twice a week. I also applied a slow release fertilizer to the pansies after planting with a whirlie bird spreader. Picture attached.