Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Time for Pansies! Lin Frye

Time for Pansies! by linfrye
Time for Pansies!, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

With cooling temperatures and the offical 'date' of fall almost here, it's time to clean the gardens of spent summer flowers and plant those wonderful, versatile, cool season pansies!

The horticultural therapy program at our college grows these each spring and fall - and the variety of colors and sizes of these cheerful flowers are always amazing! We typically plant these en masse at the garden in front of the sign for the Arboretum - and waves of white and purple seem to show up best from the roadside. I love the multi-hued faces the best .. they never fail to bring a smile!

We've been having rain most of the week, and the weeds are having their way with the gardens. We need the rain - but mercy do we have work to do!!

Hope your day is bright -- no matter the weather!

Lin Frye
North Carolina


  1. Oh, perfect. Really lovely watercolor with great depth and spirit too!


  2. Beautiful. And, I agree -- you created a sense of wonderful depth.

  3. Luscious, Lin! Down here the deer can't wait for pansies to be planted :) Even windowbox plantings aren't safe!

  4. They are so happy and bright . Pansies are such instantly recognisable flowers and your painting is so delicate. It is spring here is Australia and the pansies are in bloom

  5. Oh my gosh, I love this Lin, beautifully done. Could you stick it in an envelope and mail to me!LOL Pansies are one of my favorites! I love how you did it so loose and colorful.

  6. They are even more beautiful than the real thing !!!!


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