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There is nothing growing in the Sandbox at the moment.  Everything is taking a nap for the winter.  Inside the house I have been watching a violet that I started as a leaf a year ago or more.  I did the unthinkable and nipped it off a plant that had been left behind at a flower show.  It was so beautiful.  My Grandmother started me off growing violets.  It is a good place to start if you wish to encourage a future gardener.  Violets are easy to grow and give you much enjoyment when they bloom.  Of course it is usually when there is nothing else growing and so the sighting of a bloom is a happy sight.   This little darling (I have no idea what its name is) has a frilly edge (so it must be a girl) and a pink interior. 

There are more blooms to come.  If you haven't tried the tried and true violet give it a try.  It will make you happy too.   To see what offerings are available today Bloggers Bloom Day go to


Darla said…
Love the name of your blog! The lace on your violets dress is so pretty.
Kate said…
I do love violets. They are, for the most part, somewhat agreeable about blooming indoors. :) First time visitor. Such a cute blog design you have! Happy GBBD!
Carol said…
What a beautiful violet!! Exquisite! Love the ruffled edges. Lovely photo! ;-)
Those are pretty violets! When I was in my 20s, I had better places for houseplants. I remember growing African violets from stems, too. I should do that again for the ones that aren't doing as well.

Do you think a stem would live to me mailed to you? I know you were kidding when you asked for one, but I would be happy to mail you tell me how to package it for survival.

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