I don't know why I had never thought about cutting pansies and putting them in a vase. I guess I always thought that these flowers would do better in their container. Last week I cut a few--they are really blooming like crazy now and they lasted in their little bud vase for over a week. This is such an easy cheap way to have fresh cut flowers around the house.
I am now a stay at home mom but in my former life I was a French teacher--I have my B.A., M.A., and A.B.D. (next step to Ph.D. in French literature). I love teaching and miss it but in the meantime I am enjoying operating a part-time home organizing and design business. Contact me for more info if you are interested!