These are also large blooms for a viola, adding to the impact. Really like the subtle shading of the colors, which gives the flower more depth.
Here it is in one of the containers. The snaps haven't started to bloom yet so the violas have to carry the whole show - but do that pretty darn well.
The parsley is filling out very well -- but you can hardly hold parsley back. Without constant pruning it would take over they container.
This will be the last season for the Rosemary BBQ. It is a good winter/summer plant for its evergreen habit but after two full seasons it gets woody looking. Put in a different one last past fall - Rosemary Tuscan Blue. Much prettier, with softer leaves - but it was NOT happy with the low temps and burned out. Waiting to see if it recovers enough to stay and will seriously consider using it again if the Farmer's Almanac predicts a better year. Rosemary is a nice change from kales - the other winter staple used as center pieces. And nothing eats it!!!