|Chinese pots near the porch|
|One of 3 urns near the old chimney|
With spring around the corner, it's time to brighten up all the pots and tubs with some violas. For the past couple of years, I've given up an universal winter Pansies. I have found that they succumb to blackspot and other fungal diseases so, rather than see plants struggling to make it through the winter, I have been leaving planting up until the worst of the winter weather is over, I also find that Violas are a little more disease resistant than Pansies and aren't completely flattened by high winds or heavy rains!