Since we have been hit with a couple of hard freezes in the last few weeks, blooms are in short supply in my perennial gardens, but my containers are full of cool season annuals with colorful blooms.
Instead of just the usual snapshot of pansies growing in containers, I thought I'd fire up the ol' scanner again and show you my blooms from a different perspective.
Here are a couple of scans showing a collection of my
pansies, violas, cyclamen, and kale.
The pansies and kale can take just about anything our usually moderate winters dish out here in north Texas, so I have cheerful pansy faces smiling at me all winter long and well into spring. The cyclamen is a little more cold tender, so it needs to be protected when we dip down into the low 20s and teens. I also use dianthus, parsley, cilantro, lettuce, bok choy, and dusty miller in my winter containers.
If you'd like to see other garden scans I've created, click here. And if you'd like to learn how you can create some beautiful scans of your own, click here.
Lastly, if you'd like to see what's bloomin' in other parts of the world, visit May Dreams Gardens as Carol graciously hosts Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day each month for gardeners 'round the world who want to share their blooms.
I am also linking with Guest Heart Thursday
because these pansies have stolen my heart :-)
Join me tomorrow as I look forward to spring blooms through winter foliage...