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Violet Tea

When violets cover my lawn in masses of white and purple in May, I have a traditional celebration where I serve Violet Tea to my young friends who live next door. It started six years ago in the spring after the … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Heaven Scent

My plantings of lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis) around the yard have grown large enough that I am able enjoy great handfuls of these highly-perfumed, graceful bells in vases inside the house. Truly a heaven-sent scent! As I sit typing, … Continue reading

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Renewed

It is such a joy to be outside these days with the birds calling from nearly every tree and bush, I’m thrilled to be alive to witness the renewal of another spring. After this past, bitterly cold winter, these warm, sunny … Continue reading

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Violas

Country Gardening   Violets are the traditional flower for the month of February. In the 1800’s and early 1900’s Sweet Violets (Viola odorata) were grown commercially in greenhouses as they were tolerant of cool conditions in unheated or low-heat houses. … Continue reading

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