So, I’ll admit – I didn’t know what to call this post. For some reason, calling something “super cute” doesn’t seem like the most professional thing to do – but then again, I’m not a professional. That means these pansies are officially being classified as “super cute.” I like it.
I’ve definitely been a little stressed lately with work, and with trying to get a lot of things done in the garden – not to mention taking the time to make social media posts. I know, right. “Woe is me. I need to go post on the internet.” I’m not complaining, I just really want to stay up-to-date on the blog and over on YouTube.
Sometimes, you just need to take a break and do something that you really enjoy. For me, that meant going out into the garden and picking myself a nice little jar posy flower arrangement for the living room. The best part of this little jar is that all the components are super easy to grow. Let’s take a closer look –
These little pansies did not turn out to be quite as I had expected. In fact, that’s one of the reasons that I started blogging to begin with. I was so tired of buying flower seeds, growing them, and then the resulting flowers looked absolutely nothing like the picture that was on the package. This particular variety of pansy is called, ‘Orange Sun’. As you can see, it definitely looks very yellow. In fact, all of the flowers have been this uniform yellow color. I’m not upset by the color. I’m just saying, it’s nothing like what I had expected. A quick Google search shows that other people’s pansies look orange, so who knows? Maybe I just got an off batch of seed. Regardless, these flowers are huge and bright. I love them!
My Siberian wallflower plants are a little bit past their prime. You can see that some of the flowers were already starting to form seeds when I cut them for this flower arrangement. I only planted a few of these seeds last year, and they all survived the winter temperatures quite well. This bright orange color is such an odd sight in spring. On sunny days, the orange seriously appears as if it’s nearly neon. Also, does anyone know if these are fragrant? Since they’ve started blooming, the garden has smelled beautiful late in the evening. Since they’re in a mixed flower bed, I don’t quite know where the smell is coming from…
After I had put the flowers in the jar, I realized that I needed just a little more volume. To achieve this, I cut a few stems of bachelor’s buttons plants that had not bloomed yet. I also added in some of the last-blooming daffodils. Their blooms are so small and dainty!
That’s it! Thanks so much for taking the time to check out this arrangement. As always, you can see more by checking out the YouTube video below. I’d love to hear all about your garden experiences in the comments below! I hope you’re having a wonderful day!