It that time of year JOHNNY JUMP UPS season , or other wise known as Voila Pansy's little sister So lets get them planted as they love cool spring weather and they are oh so perfect for using in art .
Plant and allow them to get established before you clip the blooms. About 2 - 3 weeks .I like the orange ones they are called a penny coin viola.
Clip them off at the very tip of the bloom base leaving the green area to keep the petals in place.
Place them in the center of a large heavy book. I use an old encyclopedia. gently fold the book over on the blooms give them time to dry -4 weeks If your book is very large you will not need to add anything extra to add presure and wieght . If your book is rather thin add a rock to the top of teh closed book book to add pressure .