Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Friday, April 10, 2009


I happen to be rather fond of the pretty faces of pansies. Here a few which are blooming right now.

Quote of the day

I think the true gardener is a lover of his flowers, not a critic of them. I think the true gardener is the reverent servant of Nature, not her truculent, wife-beating master. I think the true gardener, the older he grows, should more and more develop a humble, grateful and uncertain spirit.
~Reginald Farrer, In a Yorkshire Garden, 1909


RainGardener said...

Wonderful KeeWee - the pansies and the quote. Do the pansies come back or are they annuals? Or are they annuals that reseed? They are sooooooo pretty. I agree sweet little faces!

Kim and Victoria said...

They are pretty. Every year I plan on growing them from seed and so far I keep forgetting to get them started early enough.

Outside In said...

I have to agree, pansies have such pretty faces.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I just love pansies! Mine have been doing great all winter even with all that snow. I like your sign on the sidebar :)

Tessa at Blunders with shoots blossoms 'n roots said...

That quote of the day is perfect, Keewee! I love pansies, they are wonderful in salads!

Grace Peterson said...

They are such cutie-pies. And they smell as sweet as they look. Nice collage, KeeWee.