Sunday, February 28, 2010


I think we are all really ready for Spring! In the Victorian era, pansies were adored for their exquisitely marked faces and their symbolism: The word "pansy" comes from the French word for thought, pensee, so if you received a posy of pansies, you could be sure someone was thinking of you. Also nicknamed heart's ease, tickle-my-fancy, and love-in-idleness, the blooms inspired Victorian gardeners, writers, and, of course, lovers with their sweet scent and beauty.