Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pansies and cabbages

Every year around this time I like to plant pansies and ornamental cabbages. They're a wonderful winter plant and they bring pretty color to the garden and porch.




The purples and blues look stunning when and if we get a dusting of snow.




Riley thinks this is a good idea.


14 comments:

rosie's whimsy said...

Oh Wow, how wonderful to be able to plant some color around the house! I must rely on the snow and the evergreens for my color and of course visiting you!

Angie said...

Those pansies and cabbages are ALMOST as cute as that Riley pup!! ;)

Sherri said...

Donna, the colors in the pansies and cabbages are just beautiful! That Riley-what a cutie pie he is! You reminded me that I need to plant some pansies in my courtyard!

Ruth Welter said...

Lovely Donna, not only the flowers but little Riley as well. : ) Nothing outside is blooming by me. Well almost nothing...today I went outside to fine one lone Black Eyed Susan blooming against the snow. I had to grab my camera and get a photo, I couldn't believe it.

Ruth

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

They look wonderful! I wonder if they would last here in the mountains?

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

Oh so pretty !!
Now I want some...don't think they would last too long with our crazy temps.:(

Protege said...

I also plant ornamental cabbage each autumn and it can last long into winter, adding colour to the pots.;)
Have a lovely Friday,
xo
Zuzana

Donna said...

How Pretty!!! Sweet little Boys!Hahaa...just don't let Them get a light dusting of snow!!LOL
Happy weekend Girl!
hughugs

Happy@Home said...

Such a pretty combination of plants and flowers. We were in Asheville last weekend and I took some photos of planters filled with pansies, cabbages and daffodils. Beleive it or not some of the daffodils were getting ready to bloom. I thought it was such a pretty combination that I had to take pictures so I would remember to do it. LOL

Love that photo of Riley. I can even see his little eyelash.

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Abby Creek Art said...

Those are such gorgeous colors together...and that last pic of Riley is just the best!

Thanks for the blog post about the calendar, Miss D.:) You are the sweetest!

Nancy Medina said...

Beautiful images Donna, but I especially love Riley's picture, what a sweet face! happiest holidays to you. xoxox

Mimi Sue said...

Your plants are so beautiful. Wish we could get something like that here in Utah. Mimi

Mumzie said...

Oh, I love them too. I do the same thing. I'm liking your blog more and more. Very nice! Mumzie :)