Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Pansies on Parade

Pansies are one of the first flowers to appear in the garden centers here in the midwest.  While everything else is still bleak and brown, they offer such a lovely splash of color with their happy faces.
 
images via Buttercup Meadow and Sjarmerende Gjenbruk
 
Such pretty smiles they bring us in many shapes and colors.
 
  images via Sjarmerende Gjenbruk and Shabby Soul
 
They've never seemed to grow very well for me in my yard.  I think maybe it's because our springs fluctuate constantly back and forth between very cold and very warm .
 
images via Ana Rosa and Indigo Crossing
 
Every year they seem to come up with new colors to tempt us.  So while the snow flies outside, I will count the days until they make their appearance in the garden centers and I can bring a few home to brighten my days.
 
  images via Indigo Crossing and Sjarmerende Gjenbruk
 
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16 comments:

Sandy said...

Such lovely photos. Thanks you so much for your visit and leaving such
sweet comments.
Happy week
Sandy

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

beautiful photos. I love all those colors.

Carol said...

very very pretty!

Lea said...

Beautiful!
I love pansies! I always get some in the Autumn to bloom all through the Winter.
Lea
Lea's menagerie

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How pretty! Pansies are such happy flowers and come in scrumptious colors. I adore them.

Eileen said...

I love pansies, too. Your photos are just beautiful, as is your blog! I've enjoyed my visit so much I'm your latest follower. Thanks so much for popping by!

Robyn said...

I love your photos because I LOVE LOVE LOVE Pansies! I also can't wait for Spring to arrive so I can get some and plant them. I tried them in my deck boxes last year but they didn't fair too well. Then again it was SO hot last summer that everything burned.. Hopefully I'll make out better this year.
Robyn :)

My Garden Diaries said...

They are such a happy little flower! Last year was my first success with them actually! My mom but me a large container of them and they did well in my front yard garden! Usually they flop on me but like you said it is hard to resist that fun splash of color this time of year in the Midwest!!! Happy Wednesday lady!!!

Jannibele said...

Thanks for bringing spring so much closer. Adorable photos and nice colors!

Lucille said...

I love them also. Unfortunately, I can't keep them. I don't have enough sun on my balcony. I'm not much of a gardener. I usually get petunias for my two planters which I hang on the balcony. I get purple ones. This year, I added a fairy garden. I bought a huge pot and I purchased all sorts of cute things from a place in California catering to fairy gardens.

There was only one time in my life when a had a fabulous flower garden which I had planted from seeds. The only reason the garden was so successful is that the woman next door had once owned a farm and she would advise me when it came time to transplant. She would tell me what was a weed and what was a flower because I could not discern, not knowing the difference between the beginning flower and the weed.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

So pretty! There are happy pansy faces in my garden and I just love them!

Marie Brygider said...

I love pansies. They are so colorful & make me happy just looking at them.

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SouthernHeart said...

I love pansies but could never have them when I lived in the Pacific Northwest because the deer considered them "candy"! Now that I'm living in the Midwest and have a porch to decorate as soon as it quits snowing and Spring arrives...I will look forward to pansies and other flowers! I'm glad I discovered your lovely blog...

Blessings,
Dianne
www.sweetjourneyhome.com

My Cottage Diary said...

Hi Cindy! Beautiful post about such a sweet flower! I may splurge on some pansies for a container this spring, even though their glory is short-lived here (where it gets too hot all too fast). Have a wonderful weekend! Bess

Linda Primmer said...

Gorgeous photos, so vivid and colorful. Pansies are such a wonderful flower and edible too.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I am with you, I am ready for spring to and I am going to go get me some pansies...lol I am ready

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