When it comes to massed, long lasting winter colour, the South African gardener can’t go wrong with the 4P’s – Pansies, Petunias, Primulas and Poppies
Water soluble pencils on 300gsm paper.
ART: Watersoluble pencils
These pencils really do deserve to be treated as a medium in their own right. I used 190gsm paper to work on. This was very enjoyable, no problems and pressures of quick drying washes!
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13 May 2011.
Pansy breeding has produced a wide range of flower colors including yellow, gold, orange, purple, violet, red, white, and even black (very dark purple) many with large showy face markings. A large number of bicoloured flowers have also been produced. They are generally very cold hardy plants surviving freezing even during their blooming period. Plants grow well in sunny or partially sunny positions in well draining soils. Pansies are developed from viola species that are normally biennials with a two-year life cycle. I love to have them in my garden here in South Africa.