- Mark Twain
As a companion plant I planted Viola 'Cornuta Purple Showers'. It is also a shade loving plant that reaches 6-8" high and about 12" wide. Its evergreen leaves support star shaped flowers and if cut back in the summer can produce a second blooming. I thought the purple would be a beautiful contrast to Eskimo Pie's pale yellow centers.
The rest of the day I spent spreading a yard (pickup truck full) of mulch. Ugh! But once finished the flower beds look so pretty. This year I will be able to sit back an enjoy the garden more. As some of you may know I spent last year planting about 70% of my flower beds. ....... but I will confess I am one to always find a new flower bed or landscape project. LOL