So, after the seeds were chosen, I was wandering a bit and came upon some beautiful pansies- purple of course. Pansies are a great flower- their blooms are constant, they are low-maintenance, and they are edible! While pansies are said to be annual (meaning a one-and-done type of plant), ours stick around (maybe because they like us so much?), and so have become perennial.
Pansies are also hardy, so I plopped ours in the ground already, and they look happy to be there. This is the perfect example of how easy things can be, and how lovely said easy things can be.