Thursday, March 15, 2012

Plant geek: surprise violas

 The weather in Kansas as been superb!  If we were to order spring days, we might just ask for the temperatures and sunshine we are experiencing now.

On Tuesday, I made it home from work with plenty of daylight left.  (Thank you, time change!)  My husband was already hard at work on yard clean up and farm chores.  We jumped in together on the list we had made over the weekend and began to clean up flowerbeds and the few small downed limbs in the yard.

When I came around the corner from the garage, next to our grill was a few clusters of violas that sprung up from seed.  We tend to get these little miniature surprise plants each year, but this year, they are earlier than usual and super vibrant colors.  They are volunteer and I never know where they will creep up, though they are usually on the southeast side of the house next to our large old fashioned lilac

Thought you would enjoy seeing the violas that add such pretty color and a nice surprise for spring.

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