Don't ever let it be said I can't follow directions.
Per Carol at May Dreams Gardens:
"Don’t skip planting pansies in your early spring garden!
Don’t skip planting pansies in your early spring garden!
Don’t skip planting pansies in your early spring garden!"
OK, OK, OK!!!
She's right, gosh darn it! (insert whatever expletive works for you.)
It may be past early spring in many areas, but here our daffodils are still blooming nicely and our tulips have yet to join the show. (Other than our stubborn orange tulips in the front garden but that's another post.)
So.....following directions, I went to the store yesterday and made the required purchases.
Here are the results:
They were quite root bound, but I teased them apart and they should be fine.
I also liked Cynthia's idea of making viola ice cubes so I also bought some of these:
Chelsea was outside helping me of course. (this picture is from last spring.)
I heard her barking furiously and looked up just in time to see one of these fly away. Yes, it's that time of year. The river must be high and the Great Blue Herons are looking for easy prey at backyard ponds. Our little 30lb Chelsea scared it off. I would never want her to get close to one of these birds, those beaks are powerful. Here's hoping the heron finds better pickings somewhere else.