Daily Practice 1/8 Sheet Arches 140#CP Despite the rain, cold and wind - the flowers seem to be making it through the roughest weather. In all our garden shops trays and flats of pansies are being offered as one way to bring spring to our landscapes. I love the wee faces on these flowers, and the colors offered - whites, yellows, purples, reds, blues, and so cheerful, especially when spring brings its rains and swings its temperatures from hot to cold. The fluctuations in weather patterns this spring has us wondering if Mother Nature is playing an April Fool's Day trick on us. While we are warming up this week, my sisters and friends up north are having another blast of snow ... mercy. And yet, the pansies we planted last fall are so cold-hardy that they make it through the coldest of winter weather and are surviving our spring heat as well. And seem to be smiling all the while .... A lesson here? Have a great day!