Infinite diversity in infinite combinations... symbolizing the elements that create truth and beauty.
I found the above quote on diversity while perusing the internet and couldn't help but think of the Pansies we have at the nursery right now. They come in (what seems like) infinite colors, and I love the combinations they give us in the garden. I always think of my Grandmother when the Pansies come out. She always wanted the biggest flowers she could find. She said they reminded her of her mother's flowers in Oregon when she was growing up. I, on the other hand, like the different colorful faces of the flowers. That's what I love about Pansies. There's one or more varieties for everyone's tastes.
I took a few (okay, more than a few) pictures today of all the Pansy varieties we have at the nursery I work at, and I still didn't get everything we have for sale. I can't think of any other plant that has this many flower color varieties. Orchids vary on flower shape, roses vary on petal count and size, hmmm? Maybe Snapdaragons could compete with Pansies for color. Never the less, I think Pansies deserve the award for most diverse color annual!
These plants made my day! How 'bout yours?