Monday, April 2, 2012

Johnny Jump Ups

“Johnny-Jump-Up” can refer to violets or pansies.
 A “Johnny Jump Up” is also a European wildflower called Heartease.
 Heartease can also be used as an herb.



I found these Johnny Jump Ups growing wild on the empty lot next door. They were free. How nice is that?









This sweet little 1940's rabbit planter came from a local antique store many years ago.



Hand Crocheted pansy doily



Pansy mug and Marjolein Bastin Calendar



Thank you for stopping by and have a beautiful start of the week.
~Clara

13 comments:

The Porcelain Rose said...

What a delightful post!
I love pansies!
I love how you planted the Johnny Jump Ups in the bucket.
Happy spring!
Will visit again soon.
Elizabeth

Teresa O said...

I've a special place in my heart for Johnny jump-ups, their sweet little faces just make me smile and you've captured them with such sweetness. The music playing (Theme from Forest Gump) matches the funny faced flowers so well.

Leslie's Garden said...

I love the little Johnny Jump-ups! They are so cheerful and sweet. It looks so cute in the little bunny planter.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks so pretty. I would love for you to visit me at My Dream Canvas :-) You have a lovely blog.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Johnny Jump Up is one of my most favorite flower. They look beautiful in the bunny planter.

Dee

podso said...

I did not know that about Johnny jump ups...we have plenty of gorgeous pansies right now though it might it not be much longer as it has gotten quite warm here. They are our winter flowers here. I like your colorful mosaic.

Tracy said...

Well, you know how I feel about these sweet flowers! The doily matches perfectly, and your pictures are lovely!

Pondside said...

That was lovely - all those little Johnny Jump-ups together in one mosaic.....and I love the Marjolain Bastien artwork.

janice15 said...

I love love pansy's little ones and big ones..Last year my blew everywhere so I transplanted many of them in other parts of the garden...most have a little pod of seeds after the flower dies and dries you can collect them...I have a pretty deep purple one in the crack of the cement next to my back door...so pretty...Have a great day...Janice

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I saw some Johnny Jump-ups in the garden the other day. I must go photograph them. They are a delightful flower. Wonderful mosaic. V

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Violas always whisper spring and Easter season to me... a very lovely series. Happy Easter season to you~

Suffia said...

I really enjoyed looking at your beautiful photos. Your pansies are stunning. I'm your newest follower. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Sherry said...

I love these! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

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