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Pansies for All Seasons

Season after season, quilters have always loved Marcus pansies!  With two new collections by Faye Burgos debuting in January 2010, we thought it would be fun to share a few interesting facts about the flower that started it all:

  • Pansies are one of the earliest flowering plants, blooming right alongside the spring bulbs.
  • The name pansy is from the French word pensie, meaning thought or remembrance.
  • Pansy patterns vary:  flowers have single, clear color; a single color having black lines (penciling) radiating from its center; or color with a darker center patterning, called the "face."  This last type is the most popular.
  • Pansies are not only fragrant, but also edible.

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(Information courtesy of www.theflowerexpert.com)