Tuesday, April 14, 2009

first flowers





























pansies are the first flowers one can bring home from your local nursery to plant in the ground or in pots here on long island in the earliest days of spring. they are considered cool weather favorites that last up until early summer. since their petals are edible, you can also use them to decorate salads & cupcakes. I brought home this flat last week and felt lucky to get them planted before last weekend.

14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

They are delightful! and such beautiful colors! I do love pansies and this is such a great photo!

ewok1993 said...

Yap, pansies are so beautiful, but I often forget their name.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a lovely & colorful flowers... makes my life easier!

Love them.

Such a nice photo to share, thanks!

bobbie said...

Your pansies are beautiful colors. I have a tub of them too, with a rain gauge in the center of them. My son and daughter-in-law gave them to me for my birthday last month. So cheerful!

Erin said...

one of my favs...love the colors of yours...:)

i bought three baskets (marked down at Lowes to $5) and they grace my front porch...mine are in the purple and magenta colorways.

pansies make me SMILE :)
have a good week.

Paz said...

Beautiful! I love the colors. Makes my heart smile. Thanks!

Paz

Daryl said...

All the 'chi chi' buildings that front West End Avenue have pansies and daffs in their 'gardens' (those wrought iron low fenced areas around the city planted trees) as well as the planters some of the older bldgs have out front ...

Ken Mac said...

springtime on the island...but not in manhattan!

Elizabeth said...

Love the pansies!
You and I have swapped places.
We brought the children up in Huntington and Centerport and I miss my LI garden
So, we can't have EVERYTHING... but wouldn't it be nice!

Louise said...

Pansies don't last long here, so I never get them. But I love to see them in cooler places.

Janie said...

I didn't know pansy petals were edible! Beautiful flowers. Nice to have something planted in the garden already.

Islipian said...

yay, it's pansy time! thanks for sharing, lily :-)

antigoni said...

Great choise of flower and the colour is great for Spring.

Arija said...

If you have them in part shade, they canlast the summer of deadheaded and make a great show again in autumn.