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Pansy ~ Alphabet Crazy

Every year I make sure I have different colors of pansies in my garden. Cannot say which are my favorite color. I like the two colored ones, purple and yellow. And this soft orange is nice against the green foliage.

Continuing with Alibb’s Alphabet Crazy Challenge with the letter P.

They are very tough flowers, I am not sure how the name pansy came about for them. So I did some research. Interesting what I found out.

Pansies are one of the earliest flowering plants, blooming right alongside the spring bulbs. The name pansy is from the French word pensie, meaning thought or remembrance. The pansy is a delicate looking flower often with a “face”.

Now you know the rest of the story about pansies. Some of the blooms do look like a face. Very cool!


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Written by Carol DM

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  1. I like this soft orange pansy, it looks like soothing.

    I am happy to learn more on Virily. Not only when I read posts from others, but when I want to write a post, I usually research for more, then I get to learn more. I am so grateful for this. 🙂

  2. Rachel, I hope you see this link. It explains how to grow pansies year round from seeds. I buy the plants already blooming at the local nursery for spring gardens.

    Pansies are surprisingly hearty in cold weather, though. They’ll survive a frost, bouncing back from even single digit temperatures. If the blooms wither in the cold, the plants will often stay alive to bloom again, which makes them a great flowering plant for fall and early winter color.

  3. Dear Carol I had to laugh at the Google translator.
    Your word pensie, has been translated into Serbian as the English word panties.
    Now you guess what you can read when my English translates into English.
    I can’t check every word. Some know, I look for some in the dictionary.
    Panties, ha ha I just laughed.

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