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 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!


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

Monday, March 15, 2010

Cottage Garden Seeds Giveaway...Winner!

Today was the day of the drawing, for a winner of my Cottage Garden Seed Giveaway.

And the winner is.....Irena! (O.I.M )

Irena gardens in Toronto, Canada and has a great blog entitled My Roots Run Deep. You can drop by and visit her there. Congratulations, Irena! Please go to my profile page and email me your address, so I can get the seeds in the mail to you. I just know they are going to love their new home in your garden!


Thank you to all who participated!