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Tag Archives: violets
In my yard, the violet season of 2015 began on April 22nd, when the first bud opened.
Look what Marshall found for me today!
Behold the first violet of 2014!
In honor of this weekend’s very rainy weather, I offer you some photos from a wet day earlier this month.
I like to post pictures of my violets every year, and some of my favorites are the tiny ones. They expanded their range this year, which put them into contact with the full-size varieties. And that, of course, offered opportunities … Continue reading
This plant, whatever it is, spreads fast. It’s not terribly ugly. I actually like its purplish foliage and bright blue flowers. But it’s taking over my violets’ turf. That’s not acceptable. And it spreads by runner, making it even more … Continue reading
I never knew, until I moved into this house with its overgrown lawn, that there were different types of violets. I had encountered the common blues and whites before in countless places. I thought that they accounted for all of … Continue reading
I love the flowers of spring. Violets are among my favorites. And when I first saw the springtime sea of violets surrounding our new house, I wanted to bring their beauty inside, but I had no vases small enough. I … Continue reading