Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ABC Wednesday - V is for Violets


We are nearing the end of Round 6 at ABC Wednesday. Already we are at V! This week I have chosen:

V is for Violets.


I have never had much luck with violets. I don't have much of a green thumb. In fact, my hubby resorted to buying me cut flowers as most plants don't survive my under or over watering - I do both!


Yet this little potted plant has survived a month so far! There is just something so delicate about this little plant. Here's hoping it will continue to thrive (not just survive!)




Be sure to visit the other great participants here.

19 comments:

SparkleFarkle said...

Ahhhh! The violet! So beautiful, like living frosting!

Hood Photo Blog said...

Violets ARE a hard plant to keep alive. These are beautiful. Good luck!

Hood Photo Blog

Hildred and Charles said...

A lovely little violet, - looks very tender. Not like the hardy creatures that invade my garden and establish themselves everywhere!

Sylvia K said...

I love violets! Yours are just delightful. I've never seen a pink one! Mine has just gone wild lately and I had to put it in a much bigger pot! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Sylvia

Leslie: said...

Looks so delicate...treat it with loving care, whispering sweet nothings into the petals. Perhaps you'll have better luck with this little plant. :D

Poetic Shutterbug said...

It looks healthy, sweet and just gorgeous. You are doing something right. Love these shots.

photowannabe said...

I love violets. Some ar so lacy and delicate. Unfortunately I just can't seem to keep them alive either.
My Mother in law always watered hers with what was left of the tepid tea after the evening meal.
Hers always looked like prize winners.

Manang Kim said...

Great shots! Happy Wednesday!
ABC Wednesday~V

Tumblewords: said...

How beautiful! Good luck keeping this one around. I can offer no suggestions. But wild violets have taken over my rock garden, every crack in the patio (and there are plenty) and have invaded the grass in earnest. I love them, but....

Changnoi said...

Blooming beautiful!

Stan Ski said...

A lovely addition to your garden.

Roger Owen Green said...

A vibrant violet. VICTORY!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Jay said...

Oh, that's a pretty violet! And still alive! Well done! LOL!

I'm like you, I either under- or over-water, and that kills so many things. *Sigh*

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

Carol said...

I finally found a pot that allows me to keep African Violets alive - it's a pot that sits within a larger pot - you put the water in the larger pot and the inner pot,which is unglazed clay, gives the oil evenly moist. That and a home where it has both an eastern and a southern exposure, and mine seem to thrive. Yours is lovely - good luck with it!

peripheralperceptions said...

I don't have good luck with violets at all. Love them, but they just won't grow for me. This one is just lovely. Congrats.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a lovely plant I have never had much luck with African Violets. Well done.

Jingle said...

cute and refreshing v post.
mine is up.

Gayle said...

I hope you're successful in keeping this one around because it sure it pretty. My plants seem to do best when I ignore them. Go figure!

mrsnesbitt said...

Thanks so much for your contribution my favourite flower - so sweet and yet so wonderful!!I try to visit as many contributors as possible each week but sometimes I just dont manage it, but we have a great ABC team and between us we see that everybody gets a comment. We are coming to the end of the current round and plans are in store for the next round, I do hope you will be part of the fun! If you would like to be part of the team just drop me an e-mail :-

denisebydesigns at googlemail dot com