Monday, April 20, 2009
Sweet Violet/ Macro Monday
"...sweeter than all the roses"? Well, I think the jury is still out on that one.
Common around North America, sweet violets (Viola odorata) are actually native to Europe and Asia.
Many gardeners consider them to be uninvited guests and I admit I weed them out of my garden beds but I like them in my lawn. In fact, this is a photo of one blooming in my lawn right now.
Please note: Today's Flowers is the post below.
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- East Gwillimbury is a rural town less than an hour north of Toronto, Canada's largest city. My family calls me CameraGirl because I take my camera with me wherever I go.
seems like spring is taking her sweet time, i am so happy to see any sign!! i like violets. i had an awful corner that nothing would grow in, hidden in the back, they thrived.
Awfully pretty in or out of the lawn.
I like them also and have the white one along with that color. I leave them, finally flowers after such a long winter. Nice shots.
I love their color and the insides remind me so much of Iris.
I like sweet Violets and I have some growing here and there. MB
They are usually found in unexpected places, leaving us with a pleasant surprise and a smile.
Such happy faces!!
What a beautiful color! I wish I could grow violets, but down here in the south they won't grow.
I love spring flowers! I can almost smell the sweetness.
Oh, goodie, more beautiful purple flowers! Lovely! I certainly wouldn't weed them out!
pretty purple flowers on both posts!
It is great! Wonderful photos! Nice colour:)
"Sweet violets, sweeter than all the roses..." I love the purple, EG! Thanks for helping me pick out my profile pic! :)
At first I thought this was an iris, but its a gorgeous little violet. Good photo!
They're lovely little flowers. Around here they are yellow, I wouldn't mind them in my lawn but they only seem to grow in the meadow.
I've noticed the little violets in my lawn are blooming too... well, what passes for a lawn, it seems to be more of a weed bed, but at least weeds are mostly green.
More gorgeous purples EG. Wonderful! We're still waiting for them.
Perfect. I just love your captures.
They are so beautiful. When we went for a hike last week we came across yellow stream violets. Like all violets, they are edible and yummy. Maybe they taste sweet. The yellow one's have an aftertaste flavour of bubblegum.
I took a picture of one of these last Friday whilst out and about... I will be posting it soon. I had forgot it's name and you have saved me the trouble of looking it up... thank you.
They are so pretty, I wouldn't mind having them in my garden too.
The Gundam are not only for kids, a lot of men do buy them too. It required patience and skill to put them together and some are quiet expensive. For your info, my son is already 20 years old! lol
Never heard this term applied to them. I've only heard them called wild violets. They're striking by any name though.
SO pretty (and my favorite color too hehe)
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