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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sweet Violets

My violet patch has bloomed! It has also spread into my other flower beds over the winter and there are pretty patches of violet sprinkled everywhere! Did you know that in India, sweet violets are used to cure sore throats and tonsilitis? Who knew! So, Marie at Vintage Postcards, the prettiness is for you! And Granolachic at So What Can He Eat, the remedy is for your strep throat! Enjoy and feel better, girls!

20 comments:

  1. Wow, those are gorgeous. Down here we grow violets in pots; I'm not used to seeing them in patches, methinks I like them!

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  2. They are very pretty, and I'm not usually a purple girl. I usually only see them in pots, too. I like them this way.

    Well, no flowers here on my home front, but there are a few trees with a little bit of bud popping color out...key word being little. We're still mostly gray here...soon though, soon...I know it!

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  3. I love violets.;)) I love everything about them; the way the flowers are shaped, the scent and the colour. And I did not know they have such benefits as well. What a lovely patch in your garden, I must say.;)))

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  4. I love violets...so delicate and happy!!

    I am SO LOOKING FORWARD to our gorgeous day today!

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  5. I saw the picture of these lovely violets on my sidebar and had to dash over to see them up close. Beautiful! I didn't know about the sore throat remedy. Just looking at the makes me feel good.

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous, you must be so proud, I know I would be. I really must plant my tubs. I've read a few blogs today who have been showing off their beautiful gardens.

    CJ xx

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  7. Oh those are beautiful sweet violets!

    Speaking of your strawberries, we used to have a wild strawberry patch along the side of our home in OH that our little Boston Terrier used to love to lie in. He'd lounge and nibble and lounge and nibble all day. He'd come in every evening with his white tummy stained red from nesting in those strawberries. :)

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  8. You are the cat's meow Betsy! The funniest bit is that I just came home with a little tin of violet candies! I'm going to go eat one now!

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  9. Oh Betsy your violets are so pretty!

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  10. How pretty! Did you ever try to sugar coat them and use them as a garnish? They are February's birthday flowers --I know because my son as born in that month.

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  11. These are so beautiful, Betsy!! Before I got married and still lived at home, we had a large patch of wild violets. We had transplanted just a few plants out of my grandpa's woods and within a few short years they were just everywhere! I love their heart-shaped leaves.

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  12. Your Violets are Breathtaking... They're one of my favorite flowers... my backyard is full of blooming patches of them... So Peaceful...
    Hope your weekend is pleasant...
    Pearl

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  13. what
    a
    gift
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    such splendor
    ...
    elk

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  14. Hi! I made your Sour Cream Coffee cake and it disappeared before I could pour the second cup of coffee to my brunch guests. Thanks so much.

    Sweet violets are just that ~ sweet!

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  15. Hello from Pakistan!
    Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!!!

    I want to swap a postcard with world UNESCO heritage site from your country. Can you send me one such card?
    In return I can send you a nice postcard with beautiful landscape from Pakistan - which I think will be a great addition in your collection?

    You can leave me a comment at http://mycoolpostcardcollection.blogspot.com/

    We can also make a blog link exchange if you are interested....

    Best Regards
    Yours Cheema

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  16. MG ~ we'll you southerners need to put them in the ground! ha-ha! They spread so quickly!

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  17. Amy ~ what a cute story! I didn't know dogs ate strawberries! We've had raccoons, though!

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  18. Thanks so much, Betsy, for your sweet comments on my blog, Food Gratitude. I appreciate your following it and hope you will visit often. As soon as I found your My Five Men, this morning you inspired me with your sweet spirit and your endearing family. I hope we don't lose touch here in cyberspace!

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