last summer to find a little seedling of a Korean Violet that had disappeared from my garden a few years ago.
I had carefully dug it from where it had miraculously popped up, several feet from its original location, and planted it in a more protected location. Small rocks were placed around it to remind me that the tiny treasure was there.
I'm happy to say that it made it through the winter, and is now blooming. I'm going to try to monitor the seed production so that I can collect it and give each seed the best chance possible to germinate.
Korean Violet (Viola koreana 'Sylettas') in bloom on April 25, 2010
On Friday, as Mom and I drove home from the Cincinnati Flower Show, we stopped at Natorp's Garden Store, where I purchased a Toad Lily (Tricyrtis sp.). Nestled down in the pot was a bonus: Two small Korean Violet seedlings!
Maybe I'll have my own little colony after all!