Viola

Tri-colour Viola, Johnny Jump-up
Tri-colour Viola, Johnny Jump-up

For today’s Flower a Day posting I am sharing a solitary happy little face. A tri-colour viola, also known as a Johnny Jump-up, this tiny single flower was growing all alone in some stones in a friend’s garden in September and would have been easy to miss. I have always loved the faces on these tiny flowers and I hope this one brings a cheery spot to your day, my friends.

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6 Responses

  1. Johnny Jump-up seems like the right name for this sprightly little elfin bloom. “Look at me, look at me” he’s saying as he brightens up a dark and lonely spot. How can you fail to spot him (if you’re looking, of course) with that lovely combination of colours showing and his upright stance. A perfect flower for a dull, dark and overcast day whose daylight hours are shrinking. Thank you.

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    1. I’m so glad you like my little ‘Johnny’, Janet! If it helps brighten your day it brightens mine (we’ve rain here, so I need a bit of brightness). Thanks!

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  2. Love the bright centres on these flowers they do brighten your day. also like the two little petals that look like ears coming out the top of the flower

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