|Bailey, my little helper|
I only have two varieties but will probably add more to my garden since they are so easy – even in shady spots. I like them best in hanging baskets, since their flowers tend to hang down and you can enjoy them better this way.
|blurred photo taken by little helper while giggling
I just discovered clivias several years ago and planted quite a few. They thrive in full shade and put on the prettiest show in early spring.
I love when these little pansies drop seeds during the summer and surprise me with new plants in the spring.
Here are my favorites: wild violets. They arrive before all of my annuals wake up, creating a bed of pretty color. As everything else grows back around them all spring and summer, they gently fade away, dropping plenty of seed to ensure another show next year.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this little ‘walkabout’. Wherever you are, it won’t be long until you see little signs of spring, too. As I typed this last sentence, little beads of hail were falling through bright sunshine. I’m looking forward to a weird and wonderful Oscar weekend – enjoy yours, too!