Violets

Volume 6, Issue 22; 28 May 2003

The violets are blooming again.

To create a little flower is the labour of ages.

Blake

Apropos of nothing, it has rained for days (and nights and days again). Ironically, when we transfered all those plants to pots on the deck, I was worried that they'd bake before I could give them adequate water.

On the plus side, some more violets (I think they're violets; gardeners, feel free to correct mePansies have been suggested, but so far I think the jury is still out..) have blossomed. Gorgeous purple and yellow delights!

Violets
Violets

They grow wild in the garden, which by some definitions makes them weeds, I suppose. I'm not complaining. I don't complain about the dandelions either, though.

Deb's pots are gorgeous, and for the moment free of weeds, but the snaps will have to wait until they've dried out a bit. The poor things are looking a bit drowned today. For now, you'll have to be content with another violet.

Violets
Violets

The azaleas and the cherry tree are in blossom as well. Spring has finally come to New England. None too soon either, in my book.

Azaleas
Azaleas

Comments

The pictures displayed on this article are violas not actual violets. Both are prolific and spread, but are different. Violets are solid color flowers; usually purple, pink, or white and grow in clumps.

—Posted by Betsy Nemitz on 16 Apr 2006 @ 04:43 UTC #

www.canyoncreeknursery.com/violets.html

see the difference at the above website!

—Posted by Betsy Nemitz on 16 Apr 2006 @ 04:49 UTC #