I couldn't resist the rhyme! Pansies are from the Viola family of garden flowers. They are so hardy and they are one of my favourites. I'll be painting a few more of these this month! Soon I'll be able to get these from the nursery for the front step!
Did you know that a tansy is a wildflower and is a member of the aster family? Originally from Europe, it was introduced to North America in the 1600's...so its been around for awhile and some provinces/states consider it a noxious invasive plant. When we lived in North Delta, near Vancouver, I frequently saw tansy in Burns Bog, a wonderful place that the boys, dog and I walked. I'll see if I can find some photos and paint it!
What are your favourite flowers?? and Why?? Let me know...maybe I'll paint them!