19 April 2013

Violets

On the Waltham Common violets grew around City Hall in the 1950s, (Massachusetts). The kids loved picking little bouquets to give to their mothers. Near Times Square in New York City in the 1960s, street vendors sold packed cluster of violets. Finding violet clusters in the lawn 2013 feels magical. They are the one flower that represents romance as much as roses.




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  1. Beautiful flowers! One of my favourites.

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    1. Hello Pat,
      This year violets (not Johnny-jump-ups) are popping up more than I recall from years past. I think its because the lawn isn't dry or tall enough to mow yet.
      Hope you have a wonderful week-end
      Its good to hear from you.

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  2. Hello!
    You're right about violets-I love them. I have some around my lilac bush-white and purple. They have short stems-but that just makes it so I have to get right down on the gound to see them!

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    1. Hello to you Debra!
      We have white violets here that have long stems. The violet blues will grow longer stems in a sunny location away from lawn mowers.
      There was/is a beige lilac here (so old, cut way back). I'm hoping the sucker I planted from that clump is the beige color. The purple is in the yard still.
      Have an pleasant week-end

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  3. So beautiful Maywyn. love them, have a nice weekend, love, Diana

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    1. A nice weekend to you and yours, Diana,
      and the new puppy,Sadie

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  4. Dear Maywyn - love those sweet violets...mine are not blooming yet...can't wait. Thanks for sharing yours.

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    1. Hi Debbie,
      I may share more if pressing the flowers turns out all right.

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