Despite the challenges that each gardening season inevitably brings....sometimes the simplest things bring the greatest joy. Beautiful purple violas. Where did they come from? Maybe the Johnny Jump-ups in the vegetable garden, with their usually bright yellow faces, decided to plant themselves in full purple gowns beside the porch. Mother Nature is once again meandering through the garden......this time I happen to like her choices. For a moment her pesky burrowing friends fade into the back of my mind.