A couple of springs ago, I planted some violas in my yard for that annual flower happiness they bring. But a year ago this spring, I got some marigolds and put them around, and this year I used the seedlings from those marigolds.
But this viola started up in a container with an artichoke, and thinking it was pretty, I didn't pull it. And now, despite a few weeks of chilly mornings, it's still flowering. After each hard night frost, I look out, and think, aw, it's dead now. But then when I get back in the afternoon, it's back looking lively and flowery. So I leave it. But I haven't done anything to take care of it since the artichoke with it died some weeks ago now. Still, it goes on, flowering like it means it.