Viola adunca (Early Blue Violet)
This is a little violet that I've been admiring for years. It grows beside the pond near the greenhouse. Each year, I've just seen one here and one there, never in colonies. I decided to dig one up, pot it, and wait for seeds, which I did. What's unusual is that it is indeed an early bloomer, and it is blue, not lavender, not purple. To be honest, I'm not positive it is Viola adunca, but it seems correct to me. If anyone begs to differ, please let me know.