More violets from my recent yard photos. At first this little area was a place to sit, and we put wood chips over the soil. Then the flowers appeared and we let this small garden be natural. I like reading in the house, with the windows open; and I became more careful about the sun as I grew older.
One yellow tulip by the side of the house is staying a long time, sheltered.
Every year is different. A perennial that does not have its best year one year, returns to try again.
This photo by Karl from another year is one of my favorites: forget-me-nots, primroses, and ivy.
These are from the Dover Design Sampler, courtesy of Dover Publications; free samples from Art Nouveau.