Saturday, November 27, 2010

I've never been a fan of pansies.

It doesn't make an attractive man. And I've never really cared for the flowers. So I bought 36 of these.



And a hanging basket of these.



At first, I was like, meh.



A little manipulation.



I like these pansies.



They'll be planted tomorrow.

8 comments:

L. D. Burgus said...

They really are a wonderful looking flower. We should rename them with a more male name so they wouldn't sound so girlie. Nice colors.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Tom,

I'm laughing at what L.D. wrote.

I've been a fan of pansies ever since figuring out that they can handle colder temps than most flowers.

Nice job with the photos!

Jim said...

Why don't you develop a variety of pansy and call it "Butch". lololol

I've NEVER bought or planted a pansy!

sequoiagardens said...

Hi Tom! I once was called in by a 'famous person in the entertainment industry' in Johannesburg to make sense of his awful, pretensious garden. A rill of smelly clorinated water tumbled down a badly built blue tile channel between two close wings of the house and into the splashpool, making enough noise to stop all conversation in the tiny courtyard. His brief was "it is not that don't want to see ground, I don't want to see leaves, only flowers!" So I planted 3000 orange and purple 'Harlequin' pansies under pale yellow Chinese Lanterns on either side of the California blue rill against the pink walls... and then he whined at me "what are my friends going to say about 3000 pansies around my pool?" Did the thought ony come to him then? When it came time to replace the pansies I claimed to be too busy and passed him on to a friend. I never was a good businessman...

FlowerLady said...

L.D.'s comment cracked me up too.

I love pansies. They are such a happy flower and have wonderful colors. I think you've got a fantastic selection there.

Here is a nice little web page about them.

http://www.theflowerexpert.com/content/growingflowers/flowersandseasons/pansy

Enjoy these. Seeing them always brightens my day.

Have a nice Sunday ~ FlowerLady

Darla said...

They will look nice no matter the name, lol.

Brian David Morley said...

nice shots, why not just call them Violas? AND they smell so good!

Tim said...

I think the colors you've chosen will work beautifully with your flannel. (What does it say about me that I planted just over 6000 of them this season.....?)