I had never given much thought to pansies. Someone suggested they would add color to my yard through the winter, so I planted them. Now I cannot imagine my garden without them, and dread the day summer demands they retire.
The heart-shape of pansies and their petals once led people to believe a pansy could cure a broken heart, giving the flower the nickname Heart's Ease. They also stood for pensiveness, especially if one is thinking about a true love, because their little faces resemble the face of a person deep in thought.
Heart's ease! One could look for half a day
Upon this flower and shape in fancy out
Full twenty different tales of love and sorrow