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Violas

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Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:02 pm

Pansies and violas are very popular in my area because they are frost proof and bloom all winter. Here's a pot of violas on my front porch.
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Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:20 pm

SpookyShoe wrote: Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:02 pm Pansies and violas are very popular in my area because they are frost proof and bloom all winter. Here's a pot of violas on my front porch.
I love the pansies and violas. Such cheery little faces to greet you in the spring. So cute but so very hardy too. They take the spring snowstorms without bating an eye. Once the snow melts, there they are blooming happily.
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Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:35 am

Very pretty. And they are edible. Makes a salad look special. I think I have seen pictures of them on cakes? I buy them at the nursery but I don’t know what systemic pesticide they may have used when they are being sold as an ornamental. If they say edible on the tag I don’t worry about it. I tried seeding and growing them outside but they looked small and skimpy.
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Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:14 am

What a happy sight for these Michigan wintered eyes. Thanks for posting.

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Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:24 am

Have "sugared" pansies and violas long ago for cake decorations. They do look so lovely, both on a cake slice, a salad or just growing happily along.
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Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:29 am

One of the nicest flowers imo, and I always have them around except in high summer. I’m a sucker for the orange ones.
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Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:55 pm

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Happy faces.
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Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:39 pm

Wow those are sure a sight for sore eyes on this winter day. They really have brightened up my day. Thanks for sharing them with us!
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Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:23 pm

I just love those little beauties. I grow them in the winter and Spring. Once the hot weather hits about May/June they die. But, this past year I had a few that lived and bloomed all summer. I was amazed and happy.
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Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:07 pm

Those are lovely! Love the peach/orange lower petals with the lavender.
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Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:30 am

I potted up three pots of these. They will bloom all winter and into the spring. Cheerful little faces...



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Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:04 pm

Those are beauties [mention]SpookyShoe[/mention]
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Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:19 pm

[mention]SpookyShoe[/mention] They certainly are lovely smiley faces well needed at this time, many times overlooked but very pretty and simple and possibly for that reason overlooked but so beautiful.
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Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:06 am

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I have never seen any pink ones like this before this year.
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Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:38 pm

These are Frizzle Sizzle pansies, with ruffled blooms. But to me they seem more like violas. The plant is compact and the blooms are much smaller than those of a pansy.

For my climate these are winter flowers.
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Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:06 pm

I have some seeds for violas. I was going to plant them now and then again in May. They bloom year round here.
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Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:05 pm

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These violas were for sale today at Lowe's. I have never seen this color before. Variety "Honeybee."
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