Sometimes I’m drawn to plants that I find hard to grow. I work hard to find the right method for growing pansies from seed, for example. Once the few that make it to transplant survive, the purples and yellows die back in the heat of summer. This season I tried “Penny All Season Mix (F-1) violas from Johnny’s Selected Seeds instead. The “all season” caught my eye. Half the size of pansy flowers, here they are at mid July, spilling over their clay bowl planter. Admittedly, we have had a temperate season so far with few 90 degree and above days. But they do make my list to try again next year for sure.