V is for Violas

I love violas. They are cheerful, easy to grow, and make me look like I know what I'm doing as a gardener. They are perfect for filling in a potted grouping – they just grow where there's space and fill in the gaps other plants create. They are like the connectors in the flower container world, like Alyssum, another favorite of mine.

There are many beautiful varieties now. I usually grab them all. Last year I found some that were nearly black in color. Can't find them this year.

Even with all the rain we've had in April, these showy blooms brighten my spirit and tell me there are warm summer days ahead. And that's when they disappear!

I want color year-round, so I'm grateful these guys bloom their hearts out early, as the warm-up act to the showy zinnias, day lillies, roses, snapdragons and sweet williams that bloom for me in the summer.

So, from my garden to yours, have a wonderful April day.

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Judy - April 26, 2012

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful garden!

raymond alexander kukkee - April 26, 2012

Beautiful, Sharon! They make gardening look easy, don't they? We have lots of them…every year. Thank you for sharing, great photos! ~R

Dana - April 26, 2012

Beautiful! I was actually thinking of planting some this year. 🙂

    Sharon Hamilton - April 26, 2012

    Oh! You must! They are so bright and wonderful, and will last longer after the hot weather comes on, if they are planted in the shade. Nice to see you here.

Laura Marcella - April 26, 2012

Hello, Sharon! Your garden is so so beautiful!! I can't wait to own my own house and property so I can have a delightful garden like yours. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

Have a lovely week and happy A to Z!

    Sharon Hamilton - April 26, 2012

    You will some day. Gardening is almost as much joy to me as writing. Thanks for showing up today. I'll hop over to your site too. Don't forget to "friend" me!


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