Monday, March 14, 2011

Macro Monday - Pansies


Pansies are a winter hardy flower in more  temperate zones and will even tolerate snow cover for short periods.  They are the result of cross breeding and hybridization of common violets.  In Oklahoma they are often planted in the fall and will winter over to bloom vigorously in the early spring. Pansies come in a wide cariety of colors and sizes.  These are a few of the pansies available at Southwood Nursery in Tulsa

They are the subject of a superstition held by American pioneers. It was thought by many that “a handful of violets taken into the farmhouse in the spring ensured prosperity, and to neglect this ceremony brought harm to baby chicks and ducklings.

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7 comments:

edenhills said... [Reply to comment]

Great shot. I never knew pansies would be winter hardy to some places. They don't survive through an Iowa winter.

Teresa

Kim, USA said... [Reply to comment]

So pretty color.
Macro Monday

msdewberry said... [Reply to comment]

Cool shots! Pansies have such faces! They are great survivors too.

Jama said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous colour combination!

Jan n Jer said... [Reply to comment]

They are such a pretty little flower and so hardy!!! Great shot!

Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

I treat myself every autumn to two hanging baskets of winter-flowering pansies and find they always last for at least six months. I love them - nicer than the summer baskets to my way of thinking.

Fotokarusellen said... [Reply to comment]

This is a great macro shot. Beautiful. Well done!