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Pansies in the Garden and the Kitchen

March 27, 2014

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Pansy season is drawing to a close here is southern California as the weather warms. Where winters are cold, the time may be nearing to set out pansies in the garden.

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I picked the last of the pansies recently and found ways to enjoy the stragglers. Just a few floating in a glass bowl added a delicate fragrance to a corner of my kitchen. 

Who knew? I’ve spent too much time viewing pansies at my feet and not drinking in their full wonder up close.

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Here, I arranged pansies between two glass plates before adding the three-olive bread. 

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In the garden, little violas snug up to some newly planted kale. Johnny-jump-ups scattered between the  glass plates are also nice.  Hope they persist until Easter.

On Growing Sorrel

Choosing Lettuce