Sunday, October 12, 2008

Tucking in a Few Pretties

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.

7 comments:

cindee said...

I really wanted to buy some stocks when I smelled them the other day at the nursery. The whole place smelled so wonderful. I am waiting until after Halloween to get some I guess. I love violas too(-:

perennialgardener said...

Those little blue violas add a nice punch to the front of your beds.

Mother Nature's Garden said...

I love blue and white like in the first photo.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Shelia.. they are so pretty it would be impossible to resist them ! Blue and White remind of the Delft pottery from Holland : )

Northern Shade said...

Violas are great for filling in where needed. The blue looks pretty between the light and dark green foliage. Their innocent faces give no hint of their true hardiness.

nancybond said...

That blue with the limey green foliage is very striking. Nice!

Anna said...

All your landscaping is beautiful. It's so much work to mulch but your efforts will make the plants thrive and be pleasing to the eye. Good look with the garden group.