Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Pansies

Just some pics...

I realized it had been a
while since I posted...

things have been in an uproar around here for the past week or so...

but with this splitting headache, I'm thinking I'll save Reasonable Thought for some other time...


can you tell that I desperately need a tripod for my up close plant photos? I hate using a flash for plant photographs, but without it, my photos look as if I've got a serious case of the DTs...or as if the plants do...little boozers...

anyhoo, Santa has been notified that a tripod figures high on the Wish List...even a used one off e-bay is fine with me...

here are some of the pansies we picked up over the weekend...about 7 6-packs were already installed when I dragged the camera outside...I don't usually plant my pansies this early...to me, pansies are plant language for Winter Is Really Here...and so it is a rite of seasonal passage for me to plant my pansies the weekend after Thanksgiving...but 2 factors got me moving a little early...Factor Number One...we're hosting an open house the first Saturday of December...and while I would enjoy mucking about out-of-doors while Mr G mops and dusts and
does all the other insane things we do when company is comin', I feel sure there would be Rebellion in the Ranks were I to pursue that line of action...Factor Number Two...an old and dear friend who happens to be a stellar gardener (I have 3 amazing gardener friends...the dust beneath their beds is probably verdant...just makes me sick) and lives just up the road a bit puts her pansies in just around Halloween...so I decided "when in the country"...

Anyhoo, I digress(I can't help it...even with a killer headache the Southern Storyteller gene just won't cut me a break)...I give you the Pansies...
The dark ones go by the name "Halloween"...

they are truly and deeply purple...

but that freakin' flash...

The multi-coloured ones are, of course, my darlin' Johnny Jump Ups...I love Johnny Jump Ups...in our first home, they seeded themselves all throughout the front lawn...and I enjoyed them so much...

so I'm hopin' for some seedin' action here even tho' Mr G scowled a bit when he saw me loading them onto the little wagon...

I don't know why...we don't use lawn chemicals anyway...the most the lawn gets from me is some hand weeding, compost application and some water when it looks extra-crispy (ummm, fried chicken)...

there is some dusty miller in there...love dusty miller tho' I know it has been Done To Death...and some little white violas...

well...gotta scoot...Mr G just came home with a gift for me...Nashville Star daylilies and Sea Oats...landscaping work at the office necessitated these coming out and Mr G put my name in the pot for any homeless daylilies (I'm thinkin' "What?"...people aren't brawlin' in the parking lot over these? Are they crazy?")






1 comment:

Me said...

Pansies - something I don't grow - except for the Johnny Jump-Ups. My Great-Grandma P had them all over in her yard. I remember picking them when I was young. My Mom calls them Monkey Face Pansies.

it's all about the journey...