The Look Of Autumn

Pansies in one of our new flower beds.  September 24, 2008.

Pansies in one of our new flower beds. September 24, 2008.

The calendar says autumn has arrived.  The daily high temperatures might not be saying autumn, but the garden centers do say autumn.  They now have pansies on sale, which is always a sign that autumn is near.

Betsy and I plant pansies in the autumn and with luck they will last through spring and provide us with color during the drabbest part of the year.

Earlier this week Betsy and I stopped at Lowe’s in Crossville and got a couple of flats of pansies.  We haven’t finished yet, but we do have two of the new beds in the front yard planted.  The picture above shows one of those beds.

We have one more bed in the front yard to do and we’ll plant pansies around the perimeter of our large rock garden.  Betsy will also plant pansies in some containers to use as hanging baskets during the winter.

We will probably need to buy some more pansies before we finished, but we’ve gotten a good start on autumn color.

Now if only those autumn temperatures would get here!

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