With the autumnal equinox fast approaching, one of my favorite rituals kicks in -- planting pansies beneath the crepe myrtles in our entryway.
Such obliging little flowers! If the deer or rabbits don't get them, they'll bloom continuously, even under snow, till next summer's hot weather.
The bed I'm putting them in already has pink Japanese anemones and Autumn Joy Sedum abloom.
As well as some saffron crocus.
There's a pleasant job done! Now to plunk a few pansies into the planters on the deck Those shy little spots of purple will brighten the coming months amazingly.