And so, except for the pansies I planted last winter (which do bloom when the temperature warms), the planters remain in their winter mode at least for a while longer.
But I can enjoy posts of days gone by . . . and this post from March 13, 2009, brings a smile to my face.
Pansies in the garden . . . and on the gates!!!
It's Sunday and I'm joining Chari at Happy to Design for Sunday Favorites.
I hope, soon, that I can post about the 2011 pansies!
The gate to the back garden has a living wreath on it which goes from pansies in spring to herbs in summer. A long ago project, making the living wreath, it has continued to be hung first on the back door and finally, when we had a garden gate, on the gate itself.
Not all are pansies for the little flowers are violas, pansy's cousin. On the day that we took pictures, we found a fairy had taken residence among the pansies and violas in the wreath on the garden gate! We did tiptoe as we took pictures. We didn't want to disturb the fairy!
The wreath is easy to do once you have a metal wreath form. With moss lining the wreath and then filled with dirt, you poke holes in and plant the plants. A good water often is necessary because the wreath is shallower than a garden pot.
The side garden, the secret garden, the garden of flowers rather than herbs, has a basket hung on it's garden gate. A wire basket which I lined with moss and then filled with dirt. Pansies were planted last weekend. A way to say "hello" to those who enter this, my secret garden.
I loved the mauve color of these pansies and they seem to be right at home in the basket hung on the garden gate. Nothing like a big smile greeting you as you enter the garden.