Am thinking that next year I will focus my spring plantings on purple and blue flowers. There are so many varieties to choose from – it should be interesting to try to stick to a color theme this year.
I must have pansies. They were my grandmother’s favorite flowers. She taught me how to draw pansies when I was just 5 or 6 years old and stayed at her farm house for a couple weeks that summer. She and my Pop Pop had a huge working farm near Winchester, Virginia and I had a great time playing outside every day. Except the day that the pig chased me. But that’s a different story.
She taught me how to draw and paint different flowers with water colors and I’ve always had either purple pansies or red geraniums every spring for as long as I can remember.