Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tenacious Pansies

With the exception of a few really hot days in May, we have had a relatively mild summer. Proof of that is these pansies that are still blooming like it is the middle of spring instead of the middle of summer! Today it is around 73 degrees outside and although the sun is shining right now, we still have a thick, gloomy marine layer in the mornings which is typically called 'June Gloom'.

5 comments:

Niels Plougmann said...

I really like pansies - anybody dare call them granny plnats and I will take offense. They are easy to grow and comes in many beautiful coulours like those you have. Glad to hear you had a mild summer - I hope you get some rain to fill up the reserves in CA.

Nancy J. Bond said...

I adore pansies, and all the other Granny Plants! ::ducking:: Hey, I'm a granny, so I'm allowed. :) Pansies have such animated faces and as Niels pointed out, they come in so many wonderful colors. Lucky you.

Anna said...

Count me as one who loves pansies too. I plant them in the fall and mourn when I have to pull them out in early Spring for my summer planting. Your picture is happy and making me look forward to fall.

Katarina i Kullavik said...

Pansies are one of the prettiest flowers...it's something about their 'faces' that speak to me...
/Katarina

Zoë said...

They are lovely, and especially useful in the winter months, when I put them in bowls, baskets and pots in view of the cottage windows. They never fail to give me a lift as they smile back at me.

I particularlily like that colour way

Zoë