This Makes Me Smile

Last year we waited too long and in April when my husband made a phone call to the greenhouse where he worked in 2019, to see if they had pansies for sale, they told him they were all sold out. He wasn’t going to make that mistake again.

He called them yesterday morning but only got the answering machine. He left a message asking when they would have pansies for sale and received a call back in the afternoon. They had pansies ready, and we could come out and pick some up.

I wish I would have taken my camera along. The green house was enormous and filled with pansies. There were pansies in round pots, pansies in square pots and pansies in flats. There were sections that had flats of all yellow pansies, and all purple, and all red, and all orange, and all white and there were sections that had flats of mixed colors. It was a sight to behold. We selected two flats of mixed colors. Each flat had 18 pansies in it.

We went back to the farm where my husband brought out some flowerpots and opened a bag of potting soil.

I put three flowers in each pot and ended up with 12 pots. You only see 10 in the picture because I took one to my next-door neighbor and the other on would not fit on this table.

Pansies thrive in cooler temperatures, between 40 and 60F but can survive temperatures well below freezing as long as the soil does not freeze. I am eager to put them outside to adorn the flower bed beside our deck but have decided to keep them indoors for a while, at least until after the ice storm that is due to arrive tomorrow.

Getting my hands in the dirt and potting up these cheery flowers certainly made me smile. I hope this picture makes you smile too. πŸ™‚

Thanks for visiting.

19 thoughts on “This Makes Me Smile

  1. Pansies are always so cheerful looking aren’t they Ruth. I hope you can put them out soon, though now I’m hearing we are getting some wintry precip, including ice, tomorrow morning. I am going out to finish shoveling and go on a walk later today before the next siege.

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  2. I planned to get to the nursery yesterday and pick out pansies for our deck planter, but heavy rain interfered with my plans. Hopefully by Monday afternoon we’ll have their cheery faces to enjoy out our kitchen windows. They do make me smile as well!

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    1. I hope so Nancy. Ours are still in the living room since we’ve had several winter storms come through since we got them. i haven’t wanted to put them out in snow and freezing rain.

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      1. Well, at least you can enjoy their bright colors. The weather here was beautiful today. Perhaps you were able to get your pansies in the ground!

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