Humble violets

Spring has endless charms–lilacs, angelique tulips, Siberian iris, peonies. And one of my favorites–the humble violet. I’ve collected a few different colors over the years and they never cease to cheer up the garden before most other plants are blooming. Mom and I used to make May baskets filled with violets and give them to elderly ladies in our neighborhood. Another tradition that’s sadly bitten the dust.

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I believe the yellow ones are called marsh violets. Ah, the glories of nature!

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