Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pansy Time

It's fall in the Midlands, even if this week's weather feels more like summer. Have a look around town and you'll notice that we've been busy putting in pansies. There is a plus side to the summer-like weather: warm days and cool nights help the pansies get established before winter. Some facts about pansies from the University of Georgia's web site:
"The Greeks in the 4th Century B.C. used them as medicinal herbs for curing respiratory problems and colds. By 1850, many pansy strains were available to European gardeners, soon making their way to the North American market. By 1900, pansies were a popular North American annual. "
Check back in for more pictures as the flowers get more established.

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