I knew a wonderful old woman named Lela who loved life and gardening. She taught me that pansies are not only beautiful, but flexible and hardy. Lela is gone now but I always think of Lela when I see or plant pansies.
Disa Madiba's Pride 'Exotic Red' won "Best in Show Trophy; Disa" at the 19th World Orchid Conference. The cross, created by keynote speaker, Michael Tibbs, is - Disa Pride of Constantia x Disa Unifoam 'Majestic'. The hybrid was named for Nelson Mandela. Madiba is his local African name by which he is known in South Africa.