Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Violas, Violas, Violas!

Huge Pansies were all the local big box stores have had for weeks and my fav nursery never got the yellow Violas I ordered. We went to the city on Tuesday. Success! On sale for half off, I bought twice as many.

We decided they might be safest on the little green wagon until I can get them planted. Maybe.


My faithful helper. Buffy loves Violas.

23 comments:

  1. Hi Nell!

    At first, I wondered if that wagon full of plants was yours, or what you chose from. Then, when I saw Buffy, I said, "Oh Buffy" out loud from the computer in my husband's office on my break from work. I told Larry there may be a dog as ornery as Heidi.

    It's February! I'll need to wait another month before I can get my pansies and violas. Yours sure are pretty. I hope they are in good shape after their encounter with Buffy.

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  2. Looks like Buffy wants a free ride or to lay on a colorful bed. LOL!It will be a while yet before they grow here but yours are just so pretty. Love the bright yellows.

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  3. Haha! Love that last picture :D

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  4. Isn't Buffy crushing the poor things. Your Buffy is a cutie. Love your wagon. Your pansies look good for clearance plants.

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  5. What a pretty wagon. Buffy looks right at home with the containers of flowers. I bet she knows exactly what you will be doing. I just have to put on my gardening shoes and my dogs are out the door!

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  6. Buffy is the best, he was just helping and enjoying the sweet happy faces of the violas, eh?

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  7. Pretty, pretty violas! They are so adorable and your dog surrounded by the little beauties is so darn cute. Hurry spring, hurry!

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  8. Buffy has a high 5 for everybody who comments. Thank You.

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  9. Buffy is like my Annie. Half the fun of gardening is sitting on/laying on/tasting all the lovely plants. Annie picks off my pansies with her teeth and eats them, so I have to put the pots on benches, out of her reach. She's been known to pick and eat green beans, and she's pulled more than one fresh carrot in her lifetime.

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  10. Awesome photos of the BuffyPuppy in the Violas, Nell Jean. Put a great big grin on my face. Can't wait to see violas blooming here, too, but yours certainly fill the need for now.

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  11. Too funny. My two labs, like Buffy, also have a slightly different idea of what it means to garden! It's just so difficult to be mad at them when they're being so adorable AND mischievious all at the same time! Oh, and the violas are beautiful, at least the ones we can see.

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  12. Enjoyed your post! Maybe Buffy thought the violas were getting too much attention? Your garden will look lovely with all that colour

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  13. Buffy has a lot of spunk! And how wonderful to be in 'planting mode'! We've had several big snows lately so that has put a damper on even checking to see how my hellebores are doing! And more is coming by Friday. Seeing your pansies is a refreshing sight on a dreery day here in northern VA. I went to your Blotanical site and thought I was losing my mind! Then I read what you wrote at the top of your blog. I'm sorry today has been one of those days;-( Hopefully you will be back on there soon. I hadn't checked Blotanical for so long, as you know I left for a while. But I'm back and blogging quite often again. I just couldn't give it up--nor close the door on all of the friends I've made. It has become a part of me.
    I'm having a give away in recognition of earth day, re: sustainable living, so I hope you'll participate, Nell Jean. Hope tomorrow is a better day. Jan

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  14. Nell, It must be very difficult to get annoyed with Buffy; she looks so proud of herself for managing to balance on top of those pots of violas! LOL -Jean

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  15. Oh, my goodness, I want to just squeeze your Buffy. She is so darling. Love the photos of her sitting in the wagon atop the violas. (I feel similarly about them -- much preferred over big, blowsy, industrial-landscaper's-choice pansies.)

    I am sorry to see you've had trouble over at Blotanical. You've been one of the reasons I got to know the site, being so welcoming and helpful and always thanking me for picks and so forth. I hope you get it all worked out smoothly. :)

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  16. I saw your double duty picking on Botanical today or you have a twin sister that has joined the group. :)Crazy day...huh

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  17. Did you get them all planted? I have yet to see any violas offered for sale, nor any pansies. I want violas!

    How many did Buffy eat? LOL, she is a big dog! I bet she can tromp a few in a hurry!

    She and Dixie may be related.

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  18. Viola's are my fav, love them in the fall, and early spring.

    So did everything get settled?

    Jen

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  19. Hahaha, that certainly is not very common in photos. Pansies are my favorites, although it is not growing in the tropics. Can you imagine how i felt when i first saw them in Sweden, then in Turkey. And can you imagine again what i felt in seeing your dog there!!! At least the pansies are not mine. hahaha!

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  20. Oh my, that's quite a little "helper" you have there! The rascal. Why does he need to sit on your violas? Did they survive?

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I look forward to comments and questions and lively discussion of gardening and related ideas.



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