Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to APRIL!!!! Spring is AWESOME. Enjoy some beautiful TULIPS from Biltmore!!

Friday, July 29, 2016

2016 PANSIES in our YARD

Now that I'm 'trying' to catch up some on my Blog Posts,   I want to show you some of our pretty little Pansies in our yard (pictures taken March-May, 2016)....  Pansies (and some Vinca in Summer) are the only ANNUALS we plant here.. All of the rest of our flowers are PERENNIALS --which come back year after year (hopefully)...

I  do like PANSIES --and we plant them in late FALL --in order to have some color in the yard during Winter....Most of the time,  Pansies will last through a cold winter (unless it is extremely cold for a long period of time)...   IF they make it through our fairly mild winters here,  they will perk up BIGTIME in Spring --and will bloom until about mid-June or July (when it gets WAY too hot for them)...

This year's group did well --so I want to share some of the different colors and varieties we have had. Hope you enjoy seeing these pretty little flowers... They always make me smile!!!!  You can click on the photos to see them larger...

Do you have a favorite?  I love them all,  especially in groups (like the top picture and the one just above here) --but a new one to our yard (I think) is the 7th one from the bottom... Very unique!!!!

I hope I made you smile today.   I LOVE my Pansies --and miss them now that they are gone.  BUT---we have planted a few VINCA to replace them.  Vinca love sunshine and hot weather... Do you plant either Pansies or Vinca?

WELL---August is quickly upon us!!!!   (I am SO ready for FALL --since we have had a VERY hot summer here.)  Not sure I'll be blogging next week since it's my Birthday Week... Sweetie has a SURPRISE for me.... You'll hear all about it soon I'm sure!!!!

Hugs to ALL,