Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pretty Little Pansies

I've talked quite a bit about how much we love our PANSIES... This is the only annual that we plant now --since we have so many perennials.  (I used to plant Impatiens --but the rabbits kept eating it, so I gave up on that idea!)

We buy our Pansies in the late Fall --and plant them in the three round flowerbeds in our front yard ---and a few in other places around the yard.    Unless we have a VERY VERY cold winter (which seldom happens here),  the Pansies will make it through the winter---and will bloom until the heat of Summer kills them.

Today I'll share you some of this year's Pansies.   All of these pictures were taken around June 8, 2012.  Hope you enjoy seeing these little beauties...  The picture above is of our Lamppost Flowerbed in the middle of our front yard.  The Pansies are sharing space with all of our beautiful Lilies.  In the other flowerbed featured below,  the Pansies shared space with Daffodils...  Be sure and click on the pictures to see enlargements.






















Hope you enjoyed seeing some of the Pansies in our yard.  I am sorry to report that they are all gone now since we have had some horribly hot weather the past couple of weeks.  BUT--they are wonderful little plants to have around for about 8 months or more.   AND---they do provide a little color to our yard in the drab winter months.

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

71 comments:

Ms. A said...

Horribly hot is right! I'm surprised anything survives.

Andrea said...

Even if roses and lilies are beautiful, i wonder why i am smitten with pansies. The first time i saw it in person, that was in Sweden, it already stick in my mind! When i saw them again a few times later, always in a different colder country, the more it stick to my consciousness! Very expressive flowers!

eileeninmd said...

Betsy, your pansies are pretty. I love all the different colors. Your garden is just amazing. Have a happy day.

Relindis said...

Betsy - truast that you had a lovely weekend!
Your pansy photos are so pretty. Pansies do add that touch of colour to the garden and each individual flower seems to have a
different 'face' to greet us. Sorry yours have gone over in the heat. We only have some little purple violas at the moment that keep going each season and I love the colour and profusion of these little ones.

Twilight Man said...

I am surprised to hear that pansies can survive in winter!
Your flowers make your garden so lovely until birds and butterflies come to visit too!

Daisy said...

I love the little "faces" of pansies. They are such a cheerful and colorful flower. Great pictures, Betsy.

Out on the prairie said...

You have better weather for those pansies, mine are long gone

Marcia said...

I only tried pansies this year in hanging baskets in the spring. Too warm for them now. My first year here I discovered the deer love them. Decided I would not take up that battle and instead focus on protecting other favorites of mine like the day lilies and hostas.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Pansies was one of my father's favorite spring time flowers...Around here, it gets too hot for them to flourish.

Mamma has spoken said...

I tried pansies once and loved them until the heat killed them. Of course I bought and planted them in the spring. Never thought of doing this in the fall,mainly because I do mums then.

Maple Lane said...

Pansies remind me of happy faces! Very pretty.

Sandra said...

i did not know they come in so many colors, the only ones i have seen are purple and white. the first photo lookks like they all have little faces on them. so beautiful, love the yellow ones

Arkansas Patti said...

Wow, your pansies are doing great. Mine went to Pansy heaven long ago in the heat.
I do love their faces.

Neal said...

I think pansies are beautiful. They always remind me of a little baby's face. It looks like they are staring at you. :)

Janice K said...

They add so much color with their friendly little faces. Unfortunately up here I have never had any survive the winter, but they are nice to plant in early spring when other flowers couldn't survive.

The Incredible Woody said...

I had pansies in pots on my front steps and they did incredibly good this year! Love having some color in winter :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I did enjoy them. Pansies are so cheerful looking. I had a pot of them,but have now cut them back in hopes of them reblooming later in the summer or early fall.

linda m said...

I love pansies. Planted some this year, but the heat has taken it's toll on them. They are still blooming but don't look nearly as nice as yours. Hopefully they will recover. Yours are so very pretty.

Linda Gross said...

The pansies are beautiful. They sure are colorful. I don't recall ever seeing a pansy in that deep shade of red .. gorgeous!

Vetrimagal said...

They are so colorful and bring such joy to look at!

Donna said...

I've always loved the little faces on pansies. And they come in so many different colors these days too! Very pretty!

Randy said...

Betsy,
I’ve always had affection for a nice Pansy. ;0) Your flowers are indeed very pretty. I want you to know you and George have inspired me to increase my collection of lilies. I just need to find the perfect spot for them now.

Sylvia K said...

I love pansies, Betsy, and yours are so beautiful as are all of your flowers! How delightful to be surrounded by so much color and beauty! Wonderful way to begin any day! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy and stay cool! It's 47 degrees here this morning -- wish I could send you a little of our weather!

Sylvia

Snap said...

Happy Little Pansy Faces!!!

TexWisGirl said...

love these little happy faces. :)

nanny said...

I love pansies....I went with purple ones this year in pots....but your red ones really caught my eye. (next year it's red) ha

Happyone said...

Your pansies are so pretty. I've always like them. They have cute little faces. : )

Susannah said...

I love the little faces on the pansies! Mine did very well this year. But, the heat of summer has come and I have replaced them with other flowers. Betsey, you and your husband grow wonderful flowers...the lillies are simply stunning! I am glad you are having fun!

Diane AZ said...

Hi Betsy, your pansies sure were pretty and I'm glad you got pictures of them. I love their colorful faces, your garden looks great! :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love pansies....and yours were gorgeous.
I always wished I could grow them here; too darn hot.
xoxo

LV said...

You see shots of the Holland tulips, but in Tennessee is a garden of many beauties. Truly lovely.

RoeH said...

Little Purple Pansies in the garden grow..etc. etc. One of my childhood songs. Always reminds me of Grandma Bright.

Beth said...

I have always been very fond of pansies, Betsy...they are the sweetest little flowers. I love Johnny-Jump-Up's, too, especially the way they re-seed themselves. Your pansies are beautiful--so many bright colors!

By the way, I'm a bit late on this, but I did want to say Happy Anniversary to you and George! How wonderful that you two found each other...here's to many, many more happy years together!

Terri Buster said...

I think pansies are so pretty- especially the yellow and red ones!

Ginny said...

I love them, they each have a little face, and the deep red ones look like velvet! I think the first picture may be the best, awesome!!!

Mountain Mama said...

Your pansies are beautiful. I love how the sweet little faces look up atus while we walk by. They were mom's favorite and they are one of mine too.

Rose said...

I really enjoy the variety of colors that pansies come in, and what is more, I love the shape of the flowr...the way the petals come together. Don't quite know how to word it but you probably know what I mean.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I also love cheerful looking oansies, betsy! It has been so rainy and hot here that many of my flowers died :( It is the first year this has happened to me.

Thank you for your kind words and prayers for Colorado! I have not been able to sleep for two days as I am worrying so much that the fires don't reach the Denver area.

imac said...

I love Pansies, and you both have a great showing.

Ann said...

I love pansies but have only had them a couple times. I rarely buy annuals. I did have some come back up one year which really surprised me. Unless of course it was just something that looked like a pansy. Yours are very pretty

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

They are such pretty little flowers! It's hard to keep anything going in this extreme heat. It's supposed to be 105 degrees here tomorrow! Yikes!! My poor flowers!!

diane b said...

They are beautiful little flowers and make your garden so colourful. I love their velvety texture and wish I could grow them but it is too hot in Brisbane.

Mary said...

Gorgeous flowers! I love pansies! They have so many different colors and all are so beautiful!

Nellie said...

It is easy to see how much time you spend with your yard work. The results are beautiful!

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Georgeous pansies, Betsy! I love the pictures! Visiting your site is always such an upper, totally makes my day!

carolina nana said...

I love Pansies ,I like to look at their little "faces".
I can't believe all the rain from these fronts that have moved across the country missed you all. We are getting dry fast again and with this heat coming for the week end we'll be parched I'm sure.
Blessings to you
Marilyn

Linda said...

Pansies are a favorite of mine. They're so cheery. Those red ones are gorgeous.

Beth said...

These are all beautiful. I love pansies and have note cards with them, but I have not had much success with them here. I enjoyed yours though.

MTWaggin said...

Those are so pretty. I like pansies too but I just can't do annuals.....

Grandma Bonnie said...

My mother always planted pansies. I think they are so beautiful. I have tried to plant them in our yard and have no luck. It gets too cold and snowy in the winter.

Chatty Crone said...

I think about pansies - it is so amazing they stay here all winter long - we have such nice winters and yet the hot weather they can't take.

Your pansies were gorgeous as the rest of your wonderful flowers.

sandie

Nava said...

Same here -- we plant them in the fall--they are just a cute little flower.

BlueShell said...

We call it "amor-perfeito": "perfect-love"! They are so beautiful!!!
Kisses
Bshell

Small Kucing said...

Looking at the pansy, I feel happy. Maybe coz to me they ooked like ladies dancing .

Jeevan said...

Cute and pretty Pansies! We see these flower bloomed only in the hill stations here... Glad u have them in your own yards. We also call them as monkey flowers since they look alike face of monkeys! Hehe...

Catherine said...

Looks like you have a happy little garden going on there Betsy! Hope you get some relief from your heat!
xo Catherine

Denise said...

You have an enviable collection of beautiful blooms in your garden Betsy. Hope you stay cool in this heat.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They are pretty flowers. I don't usually plant them, but a few years ago I had some and they last up until February when an ice storm came through.

Small City Scenes said...

They are lovely, Betsy. We have Pansies and Violas growing everywhere. They just keep coming back and little Johnny Jump ups well they poke up in the strangest places. MB

Shilpa said...

Wow! These are very beautiful and I love the variety of colors in them.

Thanks for sharing Betsy. I enjoyed them a lot :)

Hugs
Shilpa

Pat Tillett said...

I'm with you. I love them! So many different colors. I don't know why we don't have any...

Carletta said...

I think they look like little faces smiling brightly!
A perfect pop of color Betsy!

joy said...

YOur pansies aare beautiful. I plant mine in pots and they are now very beautiful:)

Amish Stories said...

I hope those flowers get the needed water with all the heat we are getting, very pretty though. Richard

Janie said...

Your pansies are beautiful. I've always loved their colorful, happy faces, but I haven't had any in my yard in years. Now I feel inspired. Maybe I'll plant some this fall.

Pam :) said...

My Mother always lined our sidewalk with pretty Pansies each year. They have the sweetest.
Betsy, I would love to be your lucky neighbor :)

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love pansies. They look wonderful in your gardens, especially with the lilies as a backdrop.

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Beautiful pansies! My flowers are just dying due to lack of water. We seriously need some rain.

Big Dude said...

Bev loves pansies, but quickly fad here in the heat - your's look gorgeous

Crystal Mary said...

Pansy's are beautiful and you don't see them as much anymore. Your photos of them do them justice..
What a splashing display of colour!~~
Do you remember many of the old birthday cards had pansies on them.

ladyfi said...

What delightful splashes of colour!