It’s time for March Madness here at May Dreams Gardens! Generally, when people talk about March Madness they are talking about the NCAA basketball tournament. But I’m talking about pansies and violas! That’s right! Pansies and Violas!
I start to look for pansies and violas in the garden centers as soon as March comes around. Last Friday, I found some at Lowes but I just didn’t like the looks of them. They seemed too pot bound, so I didn’t get them.
So I went looking again today and struck gold (and purple)! I found most of these at a local greenhouse called Court’s Yard and Greenhouse (formerly Boston Greenhouse). The owner raised them all herself and they are some of the biggest pansies I’ve seen for a while. And the colors of the flowers are so clear!
I also picked up some more violas (light purple and yellow) at Lowes because I love the violas, more than the pansies. They are my favorite flower, I think. (I’m always a little relunctant to name a favorite flower, but if you were to force me to name one, I would pick violas.) In the picture above you can see that I’ve planted a pot of mostly pansies with a few violas around the edges and put it by the post. Then up by the steps, I have three shallow pots stuffed with violas.
Below is a tulip shaped concrete planter someone gave me. I crammed three pansies in it.
And this is my window box with pansies and violas. I did not change out the moss but will do that in May when I replant it with summer annuals.