Tuesday, July 2, 2013

P is for Pansy

P is for Pansy

Pansies look like they have little faces, don't they? I think the pansy is a favorite of many people. Pansies just look so happy and cheerful!

The pansy is a group of large-flowered hybrid plants cultivated as garden flowers. Pansies are in the Viola genus. I was reading that Lady Mary Elizabeth Bennet, daughter of the Lord of Tankerville, along with her gardener, William Richardson, produced a large variety of plants, via cross-breeding. She introduced her pansies to the horticultural world in 1812. (I think I will need to have my Botanist Boy study about her, soon.)

I like the fact that around here, pansies seem able to grow through the winter even. 

Some resources for you to check out:
Old Farmer's Almanac
Better Homes and Gardens
Pansies in the Landscape
Pansies--Growing a Cool Weather Favorite
All About Pansies

What other flowers or plants can you think of which begin with the letter "P"?

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  1. My grandma's favorite has always been the pansy. Have some in my flower bed this year. :)

  2. Pinned! Thanks for the great ideas for a nature study!


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