Sunday, September 06, 2009

Sunday Viola

This is the second generation of Viola Cornuta I grew from seed. The Hampson bought plants flowered and made seed pods. I collected some and sowed them in a plastic box. They grew and have flowered again.
I like the difference in the flowers. The genetics have developed many variations of the purple and yellow flowers.
They are individually like water colours. The colours seem to blend and form new colours on every flower.
It is known that if you grow plants from seeds they will invariably be different from the parent plants. I think Aquilegias show this trait admirably.
I like the excitement of seeing what new colours you can grow on seed collected plants.
I hope you are all enjoying your sunday.I will be asleep for most of mine...

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