Interestingly even though I think of pansies as eternal sorts of flowers, these are a relative newcomer to the world of flowers and beauty. It was a talented gardener who worked for an English Lady who in the 1830s first released pansies to the public! Pansies were created by cross breeding violas together.
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It's fascinating that Shakespeare named a character Viola - but would never have known about pansies!
They named it pansy because of the French word for "thought", pensee.
In modern times they have created pansies in every color of the rainbow!
These pansies grow in Massachusetts. They grow as annuals and get replanted each year. They are planted as small flowers from a local greenhouse. Enjoy!
These photos are all courtesy of Mensa Gardening SIG members.
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