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

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Perfectly Pretty Pansies

The pansy is such a humble little flower, but oh so pretty.


11 comments:

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Jennifer, this was the first year to have them in my garden and I was so surprised that they bloomed so long and non stop. They just stopped a week or so ago and I trimmed them off.I am hoping that they will reseed a little.

Q said...

Pansies are pretty!
I gather the wild violets (the wild version of the pansy) and make all sorts of yummy treats. I enjoy the violets in my salads. I wonder if pansies are tasty?
Sherry

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Jennifer~~ I've always loved pansies. Their scent takes me back to circa four-years old. My mother who has never been a gardener and never wanted to be, must have had a weak moment. The pansy scent mesmerized me. I'm partial to the viola types and I love how they reseed where ever they please. They kind of take a back seat to summer's bounty but during the lean months, they really shine. Gorgeous photos. I especially like that rosy-pink colored one.

Darla said...

I love Pansies too...your collages are very nice. I also have a lacecap hydrangea and cannot believe how large in grew in one year!!

mothernaturesgarden said...

I like them because there is so much variety whatever your docorating desire is can be met.

Peggy said...

Pansies are one flower that stand up to our inhospitable weather here.After the first flush of flowers get sort of tired (after some weeks) I cut them back and new shoots and flowers come through for another smaller display.The range of colours are always fantastic.

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Beautiful collage! I love the flowers of spring - especially these. They always put on such a show! -Jackie

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

How wonderful, Jennifer! I mean - the flowers are beautiful, and you did a great job presenting them!

jen said...

They are pretty. I always have some on my deck in the spring!!

Jen

LynnS said...

What a beautiful collage of a lovely flower. I just love pansies! There are so many colors and "faces", aren't there? Thanks for stopping by at my blog and leaving a comment so I could track back to you and get to enjoy your pansy treat!!

dinzie said...

The ones wit hthe faces always remind me of childhood stories :O)