I love violets in the Springtime, not only do they add color, they are gently fragrant and a scent I seek out at this time of the year. Violets self-seed and will pop up in unexpected places, like this one under my hydrangea bush. I have violets everywhere, offspring of the dozen or so I transplanted from the creek bed years ago.
“Do you think amethysts can be the souls of good violets?”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Violets are one of those wonderful garden plants that will grow in between the cracks of stones and in other tight places. They are also perfect for arranging in miniature bouquets.
“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” ~ Mark Twain