Tuesday, November 9, 2010

~flowers in the fall~


pansyDays and nights are getting cooler here in the Mid-South,

but that doesn’t mean you can’t still play in the dirt.

 pansies 2 Don’t be fooled by the dainty look of these tiny little blooms

Pansies are very hardy and love the cool weather.

pansies Through the years, we tried planting just about everything around our patio,

but the ground was so hard and shallow, nothing would flourish. 

So, Cigar Man and I decided to build a border around the patio

and fill in with a foot or so of good rich dirt. 

pansies and wall We decided on these rock pavers we picked up at a local “rock” store

(for lack of a better word).  HA!


wall lantern The temp got down to 29 degrees the other night and these little guys are still standing!

I’m looking forward to holding a cup of warm tea in my cold hands

and gazing out my window at these cheery pansies all the cold winter long.

Sharing with Before and After and Outdoor Wednesday.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love pansies, too and have got to get on the stick if I am going to plant any. I may just do containers. The deer always get the ones in the ground. Thanks in advance for linking to my party!

Karen said...

I'm already wanting to get some planted. But, haven't got all my other stored for the winter. Unfortunately, I usually wait until they look leggy, before buying. You got a head start on us!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I like the rock planting area and the lantern on the corner!

Olive Cooper said...

Your pansies are very pretty. I need to buy some also. Mine last year survived for the entire winter. ♥O

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I love pansies - really like the dark purple and yellow together. Love that fountain.
Enjoy your evening.

Dianne said...

My husband planted bunches of pansies today at the "OLd Mill" here in the Little Rock area--the mill was featured in the opening credits of "Gone With the Wind." He and his master gardener friends keep it pretty from season to season.

Pansies do great all through the winter here. They are tough little cookies. He just got through building a rock wall around our deck also and filling it with rich dirt. Sure makes a difference. We all need a little pampering! LOL

Love all your handiwork! Beautiful.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love pansies and usually get some when I buy my pumpkins, but didn't this year...now I'm sorry. Yours look so cute! And I love your border!! Nicely done, Marsha!! :-)


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh! I'm so envious. I am too far north for them to last the winter.
Your pansies are so gorgeous! I would have to have a little vase somewhere in my house all the time!
Don't they have the cutest faces?

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I love pansies and you should have blooms until hot weather next summer!!! The best fertilizer for them is blood meal...only thing...dogs like it too!!! It makes the blooms huge and the foliage beautiful.

podso said...

Don't we love our pansies in the south!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I was just thinking today that I needed to get some pansies for my window boxes...yours look so pretty! Happy Fall!


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LV said...

Pansies do very well most places and make for a very pretty sight. I never seem to have any luck with them. Yours are very nice.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Marsha!

That's what I love about pansies. They do so well in cold weather. I hope to plant some in my front beds this month. Yours are gorgeous, and those photos are amazing!

Wishing you a Happy Outdoor Wednesday...


Sheila :-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Marsha, We love Pansies also... We just planted 72 in about 5 different beds/areas in our front yard. Unless the temperatures go and stay VERY low this winter, they will last all winter --and actually will bloom until it gets really hot in July.....

Glad you planted some also. Your beds look similar to some of ours...


g.suzie said...

They are the only thing still growing in our yard. . .we have
You gotta love those hardy little
flowers, very pretty!
Have a great week,

Donnie said...

Those were gorgeous photo's. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.