Judy, how did you ever even know there were such things as pansies with long stems suitable for cutting? I always thought short-stemmed pansies were just the way they were, though, come to think of it, I have seen rather leggy Johnny-jump-ups, and they are near kin.
In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.
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