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skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

July 21, 2009
5:50 PM

Post #6846738

Finally starting to bloom nicely in the sun.

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skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

July 21, 2009
5:52 PM

Post #6846742

maybe now the weather will straighten out and they will fill in like they are supposed to

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Kathleen
Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 25, 2009
2:22 PM

Post #6863121

That looks really nice. Mine are popping up all over the place - I have a white one that I have NO idea where came from. I love the way the crossbreed and just go crazy.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

July 25, 2009
2:34 PM

Post #6863168

I agree! That is one of the best parts of springtime. I love to see what new ones show up every year! Now if I could just keep the deer out of them! I would love to find a little white one!
Kathleen
Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 26, 2009
12:38 PM

Post #6866456

Three border collies and all the farm buildings keep us out the deer cafeteria, along with the fields of clover between here and the woods.
I suspect my little white one came from a bunch I bought last year that got beaten down by a hot spell. This one is in a bed about 8 feet from where they were - maybe a bird assisted.
DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 27, 2009
10:16 AM

Post #6870116

Kathleen,

Violas of all kinds have exploding seed pods. 8 feet from the original planting would not be a record. When they let loose of their seeds they can reach a distance 25 feet.

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Kathleen
Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 27, 2009
10:22 AM

Post #6870128

And don't I know it! This one is in a position that I think it really had some assistance. There are large pots and a multitude of plants between the two spots. I have violas in almost as many spots as I have hollyhocks and phlox - gardening in the lazy manner.
DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 27, 2009
4:41 PM

Post #6871411

I prefer to think of it as working with nature...

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Kathleen
Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 27, 2009
5:36 PM

Post #6871620

lol
speaking of explosive seed pods, I brought three in last Saturday and put them in a small yogurt container. I was going to put something over the top of it, but didn't - pansy seeds all over the counter top in who knows where else!

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DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 27, 2009
7:47 PM

Post #6872092

Probably some on the cabinet tops...you should look up there too.

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Kathleen
Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 27, 2009
10:18 PM

Post #6872684

Ha! the cabinets go to the ceiling, but there may be some behind the freezer. That could make for an interesting cleaning, "how did these pansies get back here??"

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