One of the harbingers of spring is the violet. Found in shades of purple and yellow they enliven the garden. They make me stop and sigh at their delicate blossoms.
The purple one has found it's way from a heritage property in town where I was the gardener for a few years. Imagine that! It made its way here all by its self.
The yellow violet surprised me last year for it found itself here without ahem encouragement or a basket of seedlings. I swear!
This year the wonderful yellow has spread its sunshine all through out the front lawn. That's another reason for not mowing and one I shall use on the neighbours when they complain about the meadow ;)