Plant – Violets

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

10 thoughts on “Plant – Violets

  1. There were millions of violets in my parents’ yard, and once or twice I picked a tiny bouquet. They didn’t last long enough for a child! I wanted to spend five minutes picking and five weeks enjoying. I love them, though, and enjoy seeing where they pop up here at our NC home.

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  2. I enjoy small bouquets. My friend DiVoran hooked me on them with small offerings of wild flowers/weeds. Sometimes I use small springs from a less than perfect hydrangea to add a dash of fun. I snap up small bottles at garage sales to use as vase.

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    1. I enjoy them too…they will even fit in the opening of small perfume bottles. A good witness of my slight pack-rat instinct I guess…there are bits of all kinds of things all over this house. As soon as I throw out/give away something I’m sure I’ll never use…I need it.

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