V - Very Vibrant and Velvety

Violet, Wild

A welcome wildflower for me, and an invasive weed for others.  They bloom in early spring.

Vinca (Periwinkle)

A lovely purple ground cover.  Mine has been very slow growing, it gets too much afternoon heat. 

Verbena

Viola 

I have violas on their own, separate from Johnny Jump-ups because those are a specific kind of viola.  I only buy or grow violas, not pansies.  I don't care for the big floppy petals on pansies.  Even deadheading, I get viola volunteers in these pots.  They come is so many pretty colors, and have the prettiest little "faces!"

Before you go, just a little something extra, a picture of one of my cats.  Her name is Velvet.  Ahem... my cat's name is Velvet.  You just might need to know that.  You're welcome!

What would we do without W, up next?


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  1. Very vibrant indeed. And your cat is pretty. Love the name.

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    1. She my oldest, 12, and the only one I have "on purpose." The other two moved just showed up and moved in.

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  2. Gorgeous flowers but of course your kitty, Velvet is my favorite of all. I have a twin kitty named Nuggy. :)

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    1. Awww... Nuggy, that's cute! Velvet has a twin here, Baby Cat, who is smaller and has a nose stripe, but otherwise is like a tiny Velvet. I think that's why Boo didn't chase her out of the yard when she appeared, he thought she was Velvet! Never mind Velvet doesn't go outside, dog brains can only figure out so much!

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  3. Lovely photos as always, and I love your "V" flowers. All of your choices are in my garden (and lawn) as well. Gotta love those vibrant beautifies! Velvet is gorgeous.

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    1. Ah, wild violets in your lawn, eh? That's the first time I saw it years ago in CA, in a neighbor's lawn. It must not have been happy, it was tiny.

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  4. Violas and pansies are both favorites of mine - too bad they will not last out the summer where I live, because there is so much variety in both. Your velvety cat fits "V" perfectly.

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    1. They get straggly in the heat. I read to cut them back and they'll come back, but I usually just yank them out. Velvet used to be more like velvet. Now she's a ratty shag rug!

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  5. Cute Velvet! I love the violet, delicate flowers, so vibrant.

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    1. I love the violets too. They surprise me wherever they decide to grow.

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  6. Velvet's a great name for a cat.

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  7. Cute cat and pretty flowers

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