I think one of the nicest things about gardening is the surprise. Every year throughout the seasons one never knows what will appear, plants, bulbs and seeds that one has planted, forgotten...and then regularly come back, bloom, and delight. Many of these in my garden are supplied by what I call the petites fleurs.
Such are Violets.
I forget all about them and then one day I go out in the garden and find these exquisite little flowers.
Here they are growing in the back garden next to the pond...
...and another grouping tucked up under the river rock wall in the front garden.
My mother loved them and I always took her a little bouquet when they appeared. Today, in her memory In picked a few and placed them in a tiny, crystal antique toothpick container and put them on my dressing table.
The fragrance is remarkable and the charm immeasurable.
A perfect example of a lovely petite fleur.
Thank you for visiting. I hope your day is full of beautiful blooms.