Although there are lots of big jobs that need to be done in the gardens, I couldn't resist the cool-weather annuals at the nursery last week and succumbed to a flat of these blue violas. They will do well in this area that starts to lose light as the sun sinks lower on the horizon and creates shade on this side of the house.
The Laguna Beach Garden Club is coming to tour the SJC garden in a couple weeks and a little added seasonal color will definitely show well among the mainly green plants near the front door.
A few shots of seaweed extract will give them a bit of a boost along with the lovely warm weather we've been experiencing here this week. The little violas will be well established by the time the holidays roll around and the family starts showing up from all over the country.