Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pretty Pansies

I'm sorry that I didn't get a chance yesterday to reply to the comments. We have family coming in for the weekend, so I'm in that frantic cleaning mode. Which I'm sure they don't care how the house looks, but at some point they will want to sit at the kitchen table and not be surrounded by piles of stuff. :)

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and I'll be back on Monday.


Unknown said...

Very pretty pansies.....enjoy your weekend with love and laughter!

Susan said...

I love pansies. In my opinion they are one of the best winter annuals in Florida - so cheery and they don't care about an occassional frost. Enjoy your company!

threecollie said...

Hope you have a great visit! I love your pansies. I need to go find a box before Easter for a hostess gift.

Big Shamu said...

Cheeky Pansies, they laugh at the unexpected early spring snows.

Hey, here's the rundown on Grape Hyacinths.

Grape hyacinth
From Wikipedia,

M. racemosum / neglectum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Muscari


about 40 including:
Muscari armeniacum
Muscari aucheri
Muscari azureum
Muscari botryoides
Muscari comosum
Muscari latifolium
Muscari muscarimi (=M. moschatum)
Muscari racemosum (= M. neglectum)

Grape hyacinths are a group of plants in the genus Muscari of plants native to Eurasia that produce spikes of blue flowers resembling bunches of grapes. There are about forty species.

Some species are among the earliest to bloom in the spring, and are planted both in flower beds as well as in lawns. They are planted as bulbs and tend to multiply quickly when planted in good soils.

Muscari comosum bulbs are pickled and eaten in Greece under the name βολβοί ([vol'vi] lit. 'bulbs') and in the Basilicata and Puglia region of Italy, under the names "lampascioni", "lampasciuni", "lamponi".

The Muscari have originated in the old world: the Center and South of Europe, Northern Africa, the West, Center and South-West of Asia.

The term muscari (Latin scientist of the Rebirth of muscarium) is a musk derivative, evoking the musky perfume of certain species.

Muscari are toxic.

fishy said...

Pansies in the classic colors of Easter... how very timely and a beautiful posting!
Have a very blessed Easter, enjoy the family gathering.

whiterice said...

The pansies are so beautiful! - great job photographing them. Maybe I'll be skilled enough to start some seedlings next winter/spring.

big brother said...

i cant even get grass to grow!

Unknown said...

I love Pansies! And the colors of these are spectacular!