PLANTING VIOLAS

Just because summer is over, doesn't mean color has to disappear from your landscape completely!
  1. First, meet our own Dr. Gary Bachman! He is an expert in all things horticulture!
    He is the host of Extension's popular horticulture show "Southern Gardening." You can watch episodes of his show for free here: http://msucares.com/news/SGTV/index.html
  2. Most gardeners call violas by their common name, Johnny jump ups.
    They get this name because they are prolific seed producers.
  3. Violas are tough and tolerant of cold, winter weather.
  4. Viola grow best in consistently moist, well-drained soil. Amend the soil with well-composted organic matter before planting.
  5. These plants prefer growing in the full sun. ☀️☀️☀️
  6. Plant violas before cold weather sets in for best performance. (So you should be planting them soon.)
  7. For the best landscape performance and display, always plant violas in big masses.
    Considering that most violas only spread up to 6 inches, allow just 6 inches between plants in the landscape.
  8. Violas are edible.
    They are good sources of vitamins, especially vitamins A and C.