V is for Violets on the A to Z Challenge

  • Post published:04/26/2016
  • Post comments:4 Comments
Common meadow violet
Common meadow violet in my garden

 V is for Violets on the A to Z Challenge. Violets have always been a part of our lawn, more correctly called a flowery mead because of the all the ‘weeds’ growing in it. And yet dandelions, clover and violets provide nectar and pollen for pollinators in the  early spring when very few plants are blooming.

Of course, there are many more types of violet and you can read all about them on the American Violet Society website.  I just love plant societies who share their knowledge and expertise with all of us.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Denise Hammond

    I haven’t had these invade what little lawn I have, but I am constantly trying to control them in the flowers beds. My fault for letting them run rampant years ago.

  2. Pat

    Denise – I prefer them in the lawn rather than the flower beds, myself.

  3. Yvonne V

    I love when these bloom!

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