Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pansies and toadstools

What is this dear little pansey doing in the middle of my front lawn?

Is she lost? Drowning in a sea of green? Or maybe she thinks she's a Queen! Sitting high on her throne, while all the little green people wave at her.

Here are some of her sisters, gracing my kitchen table.


But what to do with the many violas (or johnny-jump-ups) I gathered today? I need to pick them regularly to encourage new growth.


Inspired by somebody's water garden, I made my own.......a mini floating garden.




Ahh... here is a better view of the floating beauties.
I suppose they'll sink to the bottom in a soggy mess overnight, but today I'll enjoy them.




What's this? Did you invite that boring looking toadstool to our party?


Naw, I think he's just trying to blend in, as if he belongs here. Strange looking thing, isn't it?









15 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute post, Wendy. I'm one that absolutely loves Pansies. We have them in our yard from late Fall through about July. Some of them are still blooming --but they don't like extremely hot weather. They are just so pretty and colorful... Love your display --the floating garden.. Beautiful!!!

Wonder what that white toadstool thinks of the others???? ha

Have a great day tomorrow.
Hugs,
Betsy

Rose said...

Amazingly, I still have a few pansies blooming in my outside containers, though most of them gave up long ago. None of mine look as pretty as yours, though--love the arrangement in the little vases and your floating bouquet.

I've noticed quite a few "boring" toadstools popping up all over our yard recently, but none with clever little faces like this one:)

jojo said...

It's nice to see someone has green grass this time of year..;p

Maggie May said...

Great post. Love the tiny pansy in the lawn. Must be a gift from the fairies! They have their own toadstool too!

Kanak Hagjer said...

She does look regal amidst all that common green:) Your water garden is beautiful. At least you spend more time appreciating their beauty if they're placed aound the house!

Nice looking orange toadstools--
loved the dialogue!

Grammy said...

I have to agree with every one else. They are beautiful. I love the mushrooms. They are quite the happy pair. I am exalted. Our trip was 3 hours both ways. The baby is fine now. He failed the hearing test. But they drained his ears and now one has passed. They are safe in there new home . I unpacked for her. I was amazed I could do so much. They closed on the home the day before the baby. It was quiet an undertaking. They have 1 more load from the garage and every thing will be in there home That is now 3 hours away.

amelia said...

I love the toadstools! So very cute.
I'm not a big fan of pansies nor flowers indoors in general!!
I much prefer them in the garden. Most of ours are perennials which don't take too much care.

Ruth said...

I love your floating garden. I don't pick my pansies after the spring and perhaps that is why they get scraggly in the summer.

Beverly said...

We have had so much rain that I have real red mushrooms in my yard.....
love the flowers!!!!

peppylady (Dora) said...

I'm clueless what that pansy is doing in sea of green.
But it sure looks proud standing there.
I've done floating apples before with tea candles.
But the floating flowers sure looks nice.

Coffee is on.

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy....that is just so cute...little lonely pansy in the lawn....I love it when something like that happens...

Love the floating arrangement, what a good idea...looks pretty...

Toadstools, love 'em.........

JeanMac said...

I love your floating garden - will steal the idea. Sending love.

beckie said...

What a delightful surprise to find in your lawn! I like the thought of the greens bowing to her. :) Your floating garden is inspired. And I love the delicate little flower arrangements.

flyingstars said...

WoW...some very beautifully captured shots!

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
So wonderful to have Johnny Jump-ups in August! They are wonderful in salads and are nice as a candy....dipped in egg white and sugar. You also can make violet syrup another delicious way to enjoy the violets, pansies and violas..a flower snack is always yummy!
Pretty flaoting in the bowl too.
Sherry