Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pansies For Spring and Fall


After all of the flowers I added to the flower
beds this Fall, my pen money for flower buying
was beyond gone.
But who could resist these Pansies that were
for sell at a tent at the Bob Evans Festival.
I picked up three new beauties to go with one
I had purchased in the Spring.

They may have snow flakes on their little heads
this weekend.



Delta Pure Rose







Matrix Sunrise















And one from the Majestic Giant strand.





I learned to love these delicate looking but strong
bloomers this Spring.
They love the cool weather and tend to slow down or
stop blooming in the heat and hot sun of mid Summer.
This one was planted in the Spring and is
getting some new blooms from a couple of the plants
that were left alone and from where it reseeded.









Happy Autumn Gardening Everyone!



22 comments:

Dirt Princess said...

Hey I am starting a seed swap! If you are interested please leave a comment on my latest post. We would love to have you!

nancybond said...

What gorgeous colours, Lona! Pansies are surely the darlings of the garden. :)

Darla said...

They are very strong plants indeed!! Flower fund is at an all time low around here right now...

tina said...

Hi Lona, Your pansies are most lovely and no one could resist them. Great up close shots of them. I hope the snow keeps them warm this weekend.

I was looking around and saw the post 'Don't Cry for the Horses'. It is a lovely poem and most beautiful statue. Glad you shared it.

T Opdycke said...

The Matrix Sunrise is absolutely enchanting. Johnny jump-ups and pansies always make me smile with their funny little faces on such a demure plant. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the photos. Thank you.

NellJean said...

I never met a pansy I didn't like. When I was a child, Miss Ann and Miss Susan, maiden ladies, let me pick bouquets from their pansy beds. I had no idea that it was good to pick them to prolong bloom, I just thought they liked me and knew I loved the little pansy faces.

Now I've learned that violas fare better in our hot climate and bloom through the winter almost continuously. It's not quite time here to plant, but I do look forward to them. The purples are my fav, but the yellows make a better show at a distance. Love 'em!

Nell Jean - Seedscatterer

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I wouldn't resist, too. They are looking at us with their big eyes and ask us to take them home! And then, they thank us with these gorgeous blooms!

azplantlady said...

I love Pansies! I haven't seen one with such a rich red color before.

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

I would love to have pansies in the fall. I can only find them here in the spring.... I guess I just have start growing them seed. Thanks for sharing such wonderful pics!

Mary Delle said...

Those pansies just needed a home. And they look like they will be so happy in your garden of pansies. I'm cray about those guys too.

Sue said...

The first one is my favorite. I am hoping mine from spring will fill out more.

Urban Green said...

Beautiful pansies and what a variety!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Pansies are sort of addicting. There are so many pretty choices now, and as you say they are tough too. You made great choices!

Dirt Princess said...

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Muddy Boot Dreams said...

You know the names, I never get to see the varieties. Except for Beaconsfield, that is the only one I ever recognize.

I love pansies, great performers.

Jen

Tootsie said...

I love pansy's....they are like little spectator faces always cheering us on!

Kanak Hagjer said...

I wouldn't have been able to resist them either! Gorgeous! The first one isn't commonly seen around here. Love them all!

Kathy Stilwell said...

Lona,
Your blog is lovely. The deep pink pansies are my favorite. Great photos. Don't Cry for the Horses had me choking up! Very sweet and tender. Thanks for sharing.

lynn'sgarden said...

Amazing shots, Lona! Love that first red one!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I love that you are switching gears for autumn. I always run out of steam by this end of the growing season. In fact, I am ready to prune back everything and put it on the compost heap for the year. Maybe some pretty pansies would inspire me to keep gardening. Hmm, I don't know--it's gotten so cold already.

Msrobin said...

You are really tempting me with those pansies, especially the unique varieties you have. I was just wishing that I had planted more of them, especially after the freeze kills them tonight. I'm sad!

JOE TODD said...

Thanks for the advice on the roses. Can you believe the sun is finally out