Add a flower to a small silver bucket like this for a simple gift.
Using washtubs in modern yard landscaping.
|Would use this Wash Pan for an Excellent oil pan|
|The Leafy flower in the front is Sedum or Autum Joy. It should be transplanted using clippings in the spring. Below is a full grown Autum Joy with flowers.|
|These small yellow and purple flowers look excellent in a small metal decorative washtub. Jenny found these Johnny Jump-ups in her driveway and transplanted them for a thoughtful office gift.|
Known commonly as Heartsease, Johnny-jump-up, Love-in-idleness, and Wild pansy is an annual, biennial, or short-lived perennial. Viola tricolor is pretty in containers, as edging, or as a companion for bulbs. It self-seeds readily.
The Wild Pansy may be collected any time from June to August, when the foliage is in the best condition.
The herb contains an active chemical principle, Violine (a substance similar to Emetin, having an emeto-cathartic action), mucilage, resin, sugar, salicylic acid and a bitter principle. When bruised, the plant, and especially the root, smells like peach kernels or prussic acid. The seeds are considered to have the same therapeutic activity as the leaves and flowers.It was formerly in much repute as a remedy for epilepsy, asthma and numerous other complaints, and the flowers were considered cordial and good in diseases of the heart, from which may have arisen its popular name of Heartsease as much as from belief in it as a love potion. It was formerly official in the United States Pharmacopoeia, and is still employed in America in the form of an ointment and poultice in eczema and other skin troubles, and internally for bronchitis.
|A favorite of our grandmothers and great-grandmothers, hens-and-chicks are popular once again with gardeners looking for drought-tolerant, easy care plants. Darlings of today's xeriscape gardens, trough gardens, and rooftop gardens, these plants are appreciated for their easy care and tolerance for extremely dry conditions. The neat rosettes multiply freely by runners that form dense colonies. Flowering rosettes die after bloom time, but are quickly replaced. They are excellent between pavers on patios and walkways.|