Friday, July 16, 2010

Pansy



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

Each autumn Betsy and I plant pansies in the three small flower beds in our front yard. They provide color from autumn through the winter and into spring. This year the pansies survived a hard winter but bounced back in March. This picture was taken in April and the pansies lasted through the heat and humidity of June, but have finally given up the ghost.

24 comments:

Mildred said...

I love pansies. There are so many pretty variations/colors nowdays.

Sandra said...

Hey, George, when i enlarged the photo, the center brown looks like and angel, it even has a little face where the face should be. check if out.

rainfield61 said...

Your pansies are getting old, they grow mustache.

Sunny said...

A very pretty color combination. I thought my Pansies were dead but they came back!
☼ Sunny

Busy Bee Suz said...

I adore pansies...it is much too hot here in South Florida for them though.
Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend George!

Barbara said...

Oh this pansy is so beautiful, I love it, and really enjoy your blog too, thank you for sharing all your beauties here, blessings Barbara from Georgia

Reader Wil said...

A lovely flower! A pity that I can't have pansies or violets in my garden, for some unknown reaso they all give up the ghost!

Craver Vii said...

They usually last through your winters? Wow, no chance for that here. (Chicago)

Cheryl said...

Such a pretty color! I have never had luck with pansies. Wished I did!

Happyone :-) said...

I've always liked pansies myself. They are so pretty and hardy too bringing a nice splash of color.

Chris said...

Lovely shot George. I think pansies are worth their weight in gold, they flower for so long and the variety of patterns and colours is endless.

Ginny said...

I love the color of this one. When I was a child, I thought pansies had different faces, and I still do, can you see it?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is a very pretty reminder of spring.
BLessings,Ruth

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This summer has been so difficult on so many things...it sorta makes me sad...I missed all the blooms that are so pretty in June...
Love the sweet faces of pansies!!!

A Lady's Life said...

This pansy was shot to look like an angel surrounded by a halo. Very nice shot.

SandyCarlson said...

Hardy yet beautifully delicate. Gorgeous pansy.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What a dorgeous color little Pansy is !
I always think it is sad to see them leave, oftentimes still in full color, but this Southern heat is NO match for such sweetness.
Just so pretty.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Sorry I meant gorgeous ;)

KathyA said...

They look so delicate, but are amazingly strong -- just like some people!!

Anna said...

George, very nice, never seen pansy of this color yet. Anna :)

KleinsteMotte said...

At our home pansies bloom all summer and spread too!Lovey photo.

EG Wow said...

I wish pansies would bloom her in winter!

Carletta said...

I will probably plant some come fall for the color; but I don't think they will survive our winter.
I think it's your green thumb George. :)

THE OLD GEEZER said...

When I was a kid the word "pansie" was a word that we used to describe kids that were sissies. There's nothing sissy looking at all about that beautiful looking flower.