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Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

March 23, 2010
4:41 AM

Post #7649601

My Gram and my Mom have always claimed pansies as their favorite flower and I always have some in my yard somewhere. I truly enjoyed reading this and can just picture you with dyed eyelids!!
iamlee
Wilmington, MA
(Zone 5b)

March 23, 2010
4:46 AM

Post #7649608

Hi---we call these "Johnny Jump-Ups". They jump up everywhere! I love them. Nice story.
roseone33
Southern Mountains, GA
(Zone 6b)

March 23, 2010
5:44 AM

Post #7649724

Lovely! As usual! They are wonderful little flowers that welcome us out of Winter. Thanks.
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

March 23, 2010
5:54 AM

Post #7649744

Shar: my grandmother's name was Pansy and she always had these plants. My mother carried on the tradition and now so do I, just because I love their smiling, happy faces! You always stir memories for me with your articles.

Hugs,

Angie

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 23, 2010
6:08 AM

Post #7649783

Don't worry, we love you. Called Johnny jump ups here as well. A noted dwarf iris hybridizer liked the centers of them blue, rather than yellow & used to pull the yellow ones up until only blue on purple were left. Known to her friends as the 'Warburton strain' of Johnny jump ups. The mind of a hybridizer.
NanuBunny
Poquoson, VA
(Zone 8a)

March 23, 2010
6:32 AM

Post #7649853

We called them "Johnny Jump-Ups", too, and I love them! Great article, as always, Sharon! Such cheerful little flowers!
oldkate
Hillsboro, OH

March 23, 2010
6:51 AM

Post #7649903

Surely wish we had the wild violas growing here along the edge of the woods, on the hill slopes and down near the creek, but they don't. Ah, well. There are white violets in those places later on and other wild flowers, but no wild violas. Thanks for the article, Sharon - would love to have seen the smudged eyelids and heard your Mother saying, when you came down to breakfast and in a tone I can't convey through an email, "NOW what??!"

And Hillsboro, OH sends greetings to Hillsboro, NH!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 23, 2010
7:48 AM

Post #7650089

Y'all make me smile. Good Morning! And a very happy spring to you.

I'm glad to know you enjoy such a little plant, too. It isn't very significant in the great scheme of things, but such a pretty little thing.

Quilter, Imalee, Rose...thank you!

Angie, I had a great aunt named Pansy and she loved them too.

Iris...blue in the center? I can't imagine them without yellow. I'll have to check them out, and thanks...good to know somebody loves me.

Bonnie, hi...cheerful, yes.

Kate...usually it was something like...'Lordy mercy, what HAVE you done this time."

Thank you for reading the article. Y'all always manage to leave me in smiles.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 23, 2010
8:20 AM

Post #7650172

Mmm, "johnny-jump-ups" here too, and I am allowing them to take over my "husband's" yard, lol!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 23, 2010
9:21 AM

Post #7650320

Then he'll for sure have a pretty yard for awhile, Carrie!
Better than the Creeping Charlie that's taken over mine.
NanuBunny
Poquoson, VA
(Zone 8a)

March 23, 2010
9:47 AM

Post #7650361

Well, that's better than "creepy Charlie"... ;-)
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 23, 2010
10:08 AM

Post #7650410

Well, yes...you are so right, Bonnie!
Could be worse, I guess.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

March 23, 2010
10:13 AM

Post #7650422

Greetings back to you Hillsboro, OH. I have to admit I cheated on my address. We actually spell it Hillsborough but everyone has shortened it and the post office accepts it. I guess as long as the zip is correct that's all that matters!!! It's nice to know there are others besides NH and NC...
MaryE
Baker City, OR
(Zone 5b)

March 23, 2010
10:24 AM

Post #7650455

I'll never look at those cute little flowers again without thinking of Sharon's dyed eyelids!
zhinusmom
(Trisha) Olympia, WA
(Zone 8a)

March 23, 2010
11:12 AM

Post #7650573

I agree Mary...and think how much she saved on "eye shadows" !

I love Pansies...wonderful article Sharon!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 23, 2010
4:35 PM

Post #7651157

Hey now...it still works! My eyes just look a little bruised. But I'm thinking if I can find some with blue centers like Lucy mentioned, then I'll have blue eye shadow. Whattya think??

Thanks, ladies!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 23, 2010
7:54 PM

Post #7651635

jump ups are the only weed allowed to stay in my garden!!!.. love it when they jump up in the lawn

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 23, 2010
8:15 PM

Post #7651683

There is a tiny yellow eye on the 'blue ones', but the rest of the petal is blue until it reaches the purple part. All are cute.
Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

March 23, 2010
9:46 PM

Post #7651857

I love the darling little faces. My Johnny Jump Ups have about played out and I am going to have to get a new start from somewhere. I got my last ones as plant swaps years ago. Anyone know if they sell them at the stores?????
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 24, 2010
6:22 AM

Post #7652216

Hi Ladies,

Good for you, onewish! They'd remain for me too!

Thanks, Iris...that does sound pretty. I couldn't imagine them without yellow.

Not sure Elena, but I think I've seen seed packets, and possibly the plant itself, at one of our local nurseries.

Good to hear from you. Thanks!

Hope you are also enjoying my pretty sunshine today.
Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

March 24, 2010
8:06 AM

Post #7652433

I will make a search. Thanks Sharon. My hubby keeps things too neat in the garden and chops down stuff he doesn't recognize. Nothing can survive that long except the weeds in the surrounding areas he doesn't keep clean.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 24, 2010
8:54 AM

Post #7652530

Ahhh, let's hear it for "weeds."
Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

March 24, 2010
9:13 AM

Post #7652571

"Hiss Boo for weeds!!!!!"

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 24, 2010
5:22 PM

Post #7653597

yeah for the pretty weeds!!!!
Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

March 24, 2010
7:20 PM

Post #7653922

A lot people nurture plants in some parts of the world that other people call weeds where they live.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 24, 2010
7:26 PM

Post #7653939

I love them... don't get me wrong by calling them weeds.. I even started some from seed
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 24, 2010
10:57 PM

Post #7654185

Me too, Allison...it's just the way I was brought up. And Elena is right...a lot of what some call weeds are important to others. Those plants I write about are considered weeds by many. That's OK, I'll always save a place for them. Doesn't matter what name they go by.

You all have a nice sunshiny spring day!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2010
2:50 AM

Post #7654261

you too Sharran!!

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