I have a little planter that fits around the umbrella pole on my patio table. It consists of six pie-shaped wedges. In the spring, as soon as I've set up the table, I plant this planter with... can you guess... sure you can... need a hint... starts with a V... Violas! Three in each wedge. They grow quite happily and flower freely all through the spring. I usually Ieave them there until the end of May, then I pull them out and replace them with herbs of some kind. This year, I … [Read more...] about Viola Seedlings Are Blooming!
Earlier in the spring, I planted these violas in a set of six containers that fit in a circle around the pole of the table umbrella. I like how it looks! And no, this is not something a lazy gardener does because it takes time and effort on a cold day to plant all these violas. First, you have to excavate all the patio furniture out from under the tarps which somewhat protected them from winter weather, move the table back to the center of the patio, and find the containers that fit … [Read more...] about The Rewards of Lazy Gardening