|A perfect white (winter) pansy.|
After a recent discovery, I will be heading out today to buy 40 white pansy plants. I had no idea that, when slightly protected from the elements, on a front porch for example, they bloom throughout the winter. Did you know that?
A friend told me she always plants them in November and they take her through until spring. It's not that I didn't believe her exactly, but I had my doubts. (I've been honest in this space with you about my gardening skills.) I questioned several serious gardener friends who confirmed her story.
I plan on uprooting the pitiful looking straggles of lavender in the two large boxes on our front porch and replacing them with the white pansies -- 20 in each box. If the result meets my expectations, I'll take a picture and show you.
Yesterday a friend gave me a large box of cepes she and her husband found in the Rambouillet forrest, so gently cleaning them is on my to-do list before preparing them with a tiny morsel of butter, a tablespoon of oil and garlic. I'll probably make an omelette with them tonight.
After that, off to market to buy vegetables for our weekly winter soup.
And, that's as glamourous as it gets chez nous.
I hope you are having and will have a lovely, happy weekend.