It's not yet March
Actually, it is just barely the middle of February
We were in the city yesterday
And as we drove past a nursery there was a big sign
So on our way back, we stopped by
And I bought two flats
I'm not a pansy purist
I love the riots of yellows and purple and lavender and white
The greenery from Christmas was taken out of the pots
And the pansies put in
The front pots
The chippy iron pots that flank the front stairs
And the back entrance
Which is quite a fancy entrance for a basement
Two concrete long pots that flank the stoop
I think that they've been there forever!
And I must admit that I have the prettiest basement door in all of Fort Scott!
And in the back garden
The big white planter
(That has a dove that oversees all that is planted there)
Alas, it did not have Christmas greenery
But it did have the remnants of summer begonias
And now it has pansies
I love these -- the purple ones with the yellow centers
They were special . . . and sold in six packs --
unlike the rest which are a mixed bag.
Enough pansies were left to plant the armillary
in the back garden!
We've had a warm winter
(And actually had I planted fall pansies, I think they would have bloomed most of the winter)
although there was nothing in the garden,
the pansies seem to remind me that Spring is in the air . . .
We shall enjoy these pansies until the weather turns really warm in June
and the plants get leggy.
The pansies, too, shall be used indoors to decorate fairy cakes and cakes and cookies.
I love the fact that 2017 is the earliest we've ever planted pansies!