Friday, March 31, 2017

19th c. - Pansies...What's In A Name?

A lot, I think, is in a name!  

In today's seed trade a name can make or break a sale I have read.  But how can you ignore names from the 19th century that are so magnificently awkward to our ears?  

(Plus, the word bloched has added a "t" in the last 100 years.)

How about Bugnot's for a name?  

Was there a Mr. Bugnot, famous for pansies?  I'll have to look and see. :-)