Friday, September 19, 2014

A Wheelbarrow Full of Pansies for Floral Friday

Pansies in wheelbarrow: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2014
As summer transitions to fall my glorious marigolds have been flagging. So my sweet husband bought me this wheelbarrow full of brightly colored pansies to replace them. It might still be too hot for pansies but he scored a good deal on them so it's worth the risk of early planting. God willing, if they survive the hotter fall days they should make it through the winter and bloom until late spring/early summer next year.
Neat yellow and red pansy: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2014
One of the blessings of Maryland flower gardening is a longer growing season than what I grew up with in New England. It still seems miraculous to me that anything will bloom through the winter snow.  Miraculous and wonderful.
Red, yellow and white pansy: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2014
Each pansy is pretty in its own right but I love the little bit of white at the edges of this red and yellow pansy's petals.
Violet and white pansy: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2014
 And the greenish yellow center of this white and violet pansy is like an exclamation point.
Burgundy and yellow pansies: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2014
I'm not sure when we'll get around to planting these wheelbarrow pansies but they look nice where they are and seem to be doing fine (he bought them last weekend) so there's no hurry. Although they'll certainly be happier in the ground.

Thank you for visiting! May God bless and prosper you!

What garden tasks do you procrastinate on? What are your favorite fall and winter flowers? Do you have any pansy growing tips to share? I'd love to hear from you!

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  1. These are simply beautiful ! My grandparents immigrated to the US from Belgium in the early 1900's and grew acres of these treasures. I remember the vivid colors, sweet fragrances and the seemingly smiling nature of each pansy bloom. Although I not have any growing tips I remember that they collected the seeds from year to year

    1. Thank you for commenting and sharing such a treasured memory, Richard! I can only imagine how beautiful acres of blooming pansies would appear. Thank you for the seed saving idea too. I don't think I've seen ours produce seed before but I wasn't looking for them. Now I will be. May God bless you and yours!