Saturday, January 3, 2009

Winter Color in the Garden

Pansies are a wonderful, cheerful facet of a garden in winter. My old bird bath undergoes a series of transformations throughout the year. Last summer is was covered in portulaca and million bells, in the fall, it was gourds and Indian corn (with a post-Halloween $1.50 plastic pumpkin from one of the "big box" stores) and now the pansies are in residence again. Because more rain is expected today and tomorrow (finally, finally, the drought seems to be retreating), I decided to provide a pine straw cover, at least for the time being.

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