Apparently, where I live, it's really handy to buy already-blooming pansies from the store in the fall. Once planted, the pansies somehow survive the winter and show up blooming again in the spring.
Sounds like a great idea, but I'm pretty sure I've never bought pansies. (At least not any that survived.)
And I'm really sure I never thought about growing pansies from seeds.
(Around here, who does that?)
Until last year. When I was buying seeds from cheapseeds.com. I couldn't resist trying their package of 2,000 pansy seeds for only three or four dollars. Gotta be worth a try, right?
So, I bought cheap seeds, and planted lots.
We had a nice, mild winter, and, lo and behold, I've been getting pansy flowers all spring!
These pictures were taken at various times in the last few months.
I love to watch the sun filter through the leaves and flowers.
I'm so, so glad God thought of flowers!