For weeks I have whined about the fact that my winter garden is uniformly brown with a few bits of green - not a particularly exciting palette. On Monday, I decided to do something about that.
I made a run to the nearest big box garden center, which happens to be Lowe's, to see what they had in the way of plants for winter color. Well, the answer was not much. Their shelves were essentially bare. They were clearing out in anticipation of a big shipment of spring plants this week. They did still have a few violas and pansies, though not much color choice.
Violas are, hands down, my favorite plant for winter color, so I grabbed what they had and then three flats of pansies for good measure and hurried home with my treasure.
I didn't actually get around to planting my new plants until yesterday. I started with the violas and filled several pots that sit in my backyard seating area and voila'! I had pretty colors to look at once again.
Just like that, there were sweet little viola faces everywhere I looked.
It didn't take long for a passing Painted Lady butterfly to find them.
Now, both the Painted Lady and I are happy.