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Johnny Jump Ups from Monticello

I have Johnny Jump Ups, originally from Monticello's collection of 'Tri-Color" variety.  In the picture below, I have circled one flower that is closest to the original coloring - dark purple top petals, white enter petals and yellow bottom petal.  I have had these things seeding themselves all over my yard and gardens for about 5 years.  I got them from my mom's place where she had them growing for years after bringing them home from a trip to Virginia and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.  This Read more [...]

Johnny-Jump-Up Over Population

This spring I have found dozens and dozens of Johnny Jump Ups all over the place.  They are popping up all thru the grass, under trees, in pots - all over the yard.  Last year I had just a couple of them pop up in a flower pot that I brought from my Father's place.  I left the couple of plants to grow and some how they obviously scattered their seeds all over my yard.  I have dug up dozens from the middle of the grassy yard - planting them in small pots.  This created pots full of flowers and Read more [...]