Everything’s coming up violet this week at the House of the Lifted Lorax. A few examples:

A few of the many grape hyacinth blossoms coming up along our fence and in the front flowerbed. I wish I could take credit for these, but they were here when we moved in. Aren’t they gorgeous?

Native violets growing next to the pond. These come up wild every year.

The wisteria isn’t putting out many leaves, but it started blooming this week. It’s not wild, but it’s a perennial that requires virtually zero maintenance.

Purple deadnettle grows wild all over the yard.

We’re also blessed with the somewhat showier henbit. The henbit and the deadnettle will both be gone when it gets hot out, but they make a lovely temporary carpet of green and purple.

Last year’s chives are back — and just about to bloom.

Hope your spring is full of effortless beauty, wherever you are.