I have a small strip of violas. They did wonderful this spring, but as the heat has increased this summer, they are slowly shriveling up. I have a few questions that I would appreciate an answer to.
1) The plants originally were shaded by a bush, but the bush is gone and so they are now getting direct sun. It is possible that with the bush they may have done a bit better longer, but I realize the current location is probably not a good one. I would like to transplant them to a shadier location. What is the best way to transplant, if that is possible?
2) If I do not relocate them, is there something I should do that would be beneficial to help them return next year.
3) Can I retrieve seeds from these plants? I understand they are very tiny. Is the seed in the bloom?
4) The plants are in a key part of my garden and they really look terrible right now. Can I just cover them with soil and will they just pop back up later in the summer or next spring?