Now that most of my hardy annual flowers have stopped blooming and been replaced in the backyard, I’ve been quite busy going through photos and trying to keep the blog up-to-date. In this post, I quickly wanted to share some thoughts about this year’s small selection of pansies.

Pansies have always been one of my favorite flowers. The hoop house started blooming very early this year, at the end of February. The ‘Panola Pink’ pansies were a wonderful addition to the garden. The selection of colors within this blend was very nice – ranging from the faintest pale pink to darker shades of purple.

By the end of the growing season, most of the ‘Panola Pink’ pansy plants had grown tall enough to use them in small vase arrangements.

I also grew ‘Nature Antique Shades’ pansy this season. Though it turned out not to look much like the photos that I had seen online, I wasn’t disappointed. The pastel outer edge was a beautiful compliment to the bright yellow-orange centers. On occasion, the blooms would also have a hint of purple. It would be interesting to see if the color would change under cooler conditions.

Like the others, these stems grew nice and tall so that I was able to pick the flowers for tiny jar posies.

Of course, I couldn’t leave out the ‘Nature Mulberry Shades’ Pansy. If you’d like to see more of this popular flower, be sure to check out the individual post here on the blog. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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