Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Monday, January 05, 2015

Wild Violets (Viola papilionacea)

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Wild Violets
Viola papilionacea
April 23, 2014

Our grandkids love the wild violets (Viola papilionacea) growing in the narrow side yard to the east.  I have to agree with them.  Wild violets always bring a smile!  We have quite a large patch of these little beauties.  These hardy perennial wild flowers are low-growing with heart-shaped leaves, flowering in mid-May.  They are spread through their dense fibrous root system (rhizomes).  Wild violets are considered difficult to control due to aggressive grow and waxy broad eaves that are resistance to most common herbicides. 


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