Signs of spring have been slow to come in Central Virginia. But on Monday, I found a reminder of the season.
Beside our house, a rock wall was installed in the bank by a previous owner. Someone somewhere along the line planted periwinkle around it.
Every spring, I look forward to the lavender petals.
I liked the following description, written by Alex Niemiera, from the website of the Virginia Cooperative Extension: “The plant produces 1-inch blue-violet flowers in early spring that are noticeable upon close inspection.” Yes, I did have to look closely on Monday to see if the blooms had put in an appearance.
What have you studied outdoors lately?