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Friday, October 19, 2012

Flower For Friday

I popped out early this morning and snapped some of the happy faces flowering in my garden, then nearly missed the Flowers for Friday post I planned to do as I got busy during the day.

I have loved pansies (and violas) for many years, they remind of my Grandma Win, I think she used to plant them in her garden in North Perth, I seem to remember their smiley faces along the path with the soldier boys and gerbras.




As I look out the kitchen window, I can easily see the bright yellow ones smiling at me, they make me smile each and every time.  As they are coming to the end of the flowering time, I thought I better snap these photos before they are gone.  There are many and varied colours grouped together under the leafless frangipani tree, but I have only taken photos of a few to share.

A couple of weeks ago I found these gorgeous little orange and purple violas (sold as pots of colour) and just had to have them as well (they look much more yellow in the photo then the orange that they actually are).  Hubby potted them all together in one of our half wine barrels and they are a delight to behold.

Hope they bring a smile to your face too.

Have a great weekend, thanks for popping by xxx

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    1. They are aren't they? I just love the colours of pansies. Thanks for popping by, I hope you have a great weekend xxx

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  2. Yes, my mum (your grandma) always loved pansies and I think she even had them growing outside her unit in Joondanna. She always said she loved their happy, smiling faces. Thanks for sharing yours with us. xxxx

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    1. I think you might be right, although heaven knows how she got down to plant them at Joondanna, maybe the gardeners helped. xxx

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  3. I have always loved the little pansy 'faces'. Where we are, if you keep dead heading them they bloom all summer long.

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    1. I didn't know about the dead heading prolonging their life, so I might try that and see how long I can get them to last. Thanks for the tip. Hope you have a great weekend D. xxx

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  4. Oh I love these and yes, they did make me smile. Thank you xox

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    1. Glad I was able to bring a smile to your face xxx

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  5. Pansies and violas - the little ones called Hearts Ease are always a wonderful thing to see. Instand cheer. We have resisted planting annuals because they are generally fairly thirsty, but I might have to reconsider. When I have finished planted my garden greed.

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    1. I forgot Hearts Ease, they are so pretty too. They are thirsty but we have a small area of them so not to bad, oh and the bore we had installed waters 3 times a week during summer.

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  6. We've just moved and I really want to try to put some pretty colour into our home. Not only for me, but Sam seems to respond so well to flowers. He loves them. Yours are lovely. Smiles from me also.

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    1. They are certainly cheerful, although a little late to plant them now I think. I love having colour in the garden, but Max eats my flowers if I bring them inside, he is the naughtiest cat ever. xxx

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