Violas to Pansies and Bridgerton?
How in the world could Pansies possibly have anything in common with the stunning Netflix series Bridgerton? Well, as it happens, our modern Pansies—one of the earliest spots of colors in spring gardens—evolved from violas and violets. Today Pansies are a common sight but at the beginning of the 1800’s these colorful flowers didn’t even exist. It’s thanks to the enthusiasm of two British plant enthusiasts of the Regency Era—Lady Mary Elizabeth Bennet and Lord Gambier—that we