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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
May 23, 2020 6:01 PM CST
Johnny Jump Up

These little plants are a permanent fixture in my garden. They are also known as Viola tricolor and self sew themselves in small colonies.
Johnny Jump-Up (Viola tricolor)

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Name: Kim
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KFredenburg
May 23, 2020 6:10 PM CST
Once again a very pretty banner Leon! Never heard of those violas, but they certainly are pretty!
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
May 23, 2020 6:15 PM CST
My favorites, and they make a great banner, Leon!
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touchofsky
May 23, 2020 6:31 PM CST
I love violas, and they make such a pretty banner!
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
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TBGDN
May 23, 2020 6:58 PM CST
Thanks everyone. These little jewels of varied color are most welcome any time of the gardening year. They are easy to grow and care for. They almost are a natural wild flower self-propagating themselves by seeds. A word of caution, they can be a bit invasive where not wanted. Violas form small colonies and are quite inviting in gardening arrangements. Individual gardeners will be the final judge. I vote "thumbs up" for them! Thumbs up This is the photo I used for the banner.
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crawgarden
May 23, 2020 7:18 PM CST
Beautiful banner Leon!
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Fleur569
May 23, 2020 8:23 PM CST
Adorable! What more can I say.....love the plant, great fit for the banner. The flower petals seem to be in the Pansy family pattern. This kind of colonization I like.
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tantefrancine
May 23, 2020 8:46 PM CST
Those Viola are so friendly looking and they match your iris.--I especially love the darker rims of the viola. I am going to purchase them. Thanks for introducing them.
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Frenchy21
May 23, 2020 9:32 PM CST
Love those flowers. Lovey dubby They make for a great banner!
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
May 24, 2020 12:14 AM CST
Beautiful banner and pic Leon.

I love violas and pansies, but so do the wild cottontail rabbits.

One year I planted 24 violas. In a couple of days, one or more wild rabbits ate all of them down to the ground and they never grew and/or bloomed again. I've planted violas and pansies in containers and they ate them all up. I'd like to plant them again, but if I do, I'd have to plant them into a tall container to keep the rabbits from getting to them.
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slowcala
May 24, 2020 2:47 AM CST
Leon, they are one of my favorites and thank you for such a happy banner to start my day! Hurray! Lovey dubby Smiling
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Name: Carla
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cocoajuno
May 24, 2020 5:21 AM CST
What a lovely banner, beauty at its finest...and free plants each year, cannot beat that!!!
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Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
May 24, 2020 7:50 AM CST
I agree, what a joyful sight to start the day! Delightful banner Leon!! I tip my hat to you.

I'm in the pansy and viola club too. Cannot imagine winter and spring without them. I was thinking the same thing, they are the perfect companion to your profile pic, Code of Honor! Lovey dubby
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
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TBGDN
May 24, 2020 6:17 PM CST
Thank you so much everyone for taking the time to leave your wonderful comments, thumbs and acorns! Each of you form what I call the "back bone" of these garden adventures and are a very valuable source of information, encouragement and creative energy. Thank you so much!

@4susiesjoy, @Bonehead Acorn , @bootandall Acorn , @chickhill, @crawgarden, @dirtdorphins, @Fieldsof_flowers, @Fleur569 Acorn , @Frenchy21, @GrammaChar, @greenappleagnes Acorn , @Johannian, @KFredenburg, @lovemyhouse, @Marilyn Acorn , @plantmanager, @slowcala Acorn , @tantefrancine, @touchofsky, @tveguy3, @vic, & @wildflowers.

I am hopeful everyone will enjoy a somber, thoughtful and peaceful Memorial Day tomorrow. And may we remember those who have gone before us and sacrificed everything! Please be safe everyone!
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Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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KFredenburg
May 24, 2020 6:38 PM CST
You too Leon! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Love is patient and love is kind. Always be loving and kind to one another.
(Abridged from 1Cor. 13:4)
Let’s talk about Animal Fun Facts, Birds, Trees/Shrubs, or Oleanders!
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Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
May 28, 2020 9:26 AM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up for a gorgeous banner, Leon!
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