Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring Violets





Spring is definitely here, as evidenced by the violets blooming in my flower garden. This entire plant had to be pulled up because it was out of place. When the seeds of violets ripen, they burst open and shoot seeds everywhere....so they need a little help staying in line. But I put up with their bad habits, in exchange for the privilege of seeing those enchanting blue flowers in the early spring when my eyes are so hungry for color!

Shown here in a tiny tea cup (only 2 1/2 inches tall), also adorned with violets, this diminutive, cheerful arrangement sits on the window sill in front of my kitchen sink. When I see it, it just makes me smile with gratitude.... for yet another Spring season!


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The modest, lowly violet
In leaves of tender green is set;
So rich she cannot hide from view,
But covers all the bank with blue.


~Dora Read Goodale


18 comments:

FlowerLady said...

How sweet are your violets in that pretty tea cup.

Wish I could grow violets.

FlowerLady

Melissa said...

They do indeed - but I too like their color and the nostalgia of them.

I love to see their seed pods even if I don't like the results - they are kinda cool looking

joey said...

Wow! So blessed to see violets (none showing faces here yet). But must confess to having a love/hate relationship with them. Your bouquet is stunning, and what I love but ... the are much too happy in my garden and wander everywhere. Happy Spring :)

witchymee said...

Very pretty indeed. They are always popping up in our garden, I like them but they are always in the wrong place. I never thought of bringing them in the house, What a great idea. Thanks so much.

sweet bay said...

I love those violets! They look so dainty and beautiful.

Chris said...

Lovely picture. Happy spring!

GloriaBonde said...

What a lovely idea - Gloria

Catherine said...

Oh, how I wish some violets would wander over here! Yours are simply divine, as are the pansies blooming in my sunroom...thanks to YOU! Wonderful surprises await us, Connie! This is merely the beginning...again.

gardenpath said...

So much darker (and earlier) than our violets. They make a lovely arrangement in the cup.

Jandante said...

I love violets but it is too hot to grow them here. Lovely to think of you having them on your windowsill.
We are offically in Autumn, but still hot today
Jan

Kathleen said...

They are just beautiful in that gorgeous tea cup Connie. I plant them anyway, even with their habits ~ they just are too cheery to not do so.
It's good to "see" you ~ I noticed you weren't posting there for a while. Happy Spring!

Jen said...

Very lovely flowers and I love the tea cup vase too!

em said...

almost good enough to eat! and what a great idea!

Victoria said...

Violets are great! I planted some last year, hoping to see them again, but alas, no sign so far.

Lanny said...

Oh how I love your little violets. One of my favorite tea cups of my grandma had little violet all over it, I would always ask my mom for my tea in that cup.

Greenie said...

So very pretty. I love them in the teacup. I have several vintage teacups that don't really see much use - this post inspires me!

Bonnie said...

I never thought about digging up some of my hundreds of violets in my yard and putting them in a tea cup. I love the idea. I don't mind them in my grass, my yard becomes very colorful in the spring with the wild flowers gone rampant.

Anonymous said...

I love violets! I wouldn't mind having them all over my lawn. Reminds me of a place I lived when I was a child--I used to pick them from our lawn.What a pretty picture. Thanks for sharing it.