Saturday, July 25, 2009

Flower Of The Week #5 - Violets

Being here in USA is a privilege to see all the beautiful flowers that are not available in my country, Philippines. I love flowers very much. My mother does, too. I want to make a photo collection of them starting this day. I will be posting the "Flower of the Week every Friday. These flowers will either be from our garden or from somewhere that I will have PERSONAL ENCOUNTER to... and definitely, they will be from my camera, too.
Viola or what is popularly known as "violets" are on our garden, too. Violet is one of my mom-in-law's favorite flowers. I like violets, too, because of its very bright color that seems to dare us.
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Viola is a genus of flowering plants in the violet family Violaceae, with around 400–500 species distributed around the world. Most Viola species are tiny perennial plants, some are annual plants, and a few are small shrubs. A number of species are grown for their ornamental flowers in borders and rock gardens; the garden pansy in particular is an extensively used spring and autumn/winter bedding and pot plant. Viola and violetta are terms used by gardeners and generally in horticulture for neat, small-flowered hybrid plants intermediate in size between pansies and violets.

23 comments:

eha said...

Thank you for the lovely picture. Violets are surely beautiful. This is my first visit. I wish to be here more often.

Heavenly Housewife said...

Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog. Wishing you a fantastic weekend!

jodi said...

what a lovely flower here sis, and thank you for dropping by at my blog

Denise said...

Such a nice flower.

katherine said...

wow..ganda ng pagka violet Grace..i love it. happy weekend.

Dhemz said...

lagi sis no...I agree..dire rako naka kita sa mga flowers nga wala sa pinas....pero some of them are common...I have tons of this flower..lahi lahi ang ila mga color...the thing is they don;t survive that long....thanks for sharing...love the color....:)

renaye said...

nice. i think i'm weird for not having a fav flower.

Susan said...

Stop by to say hello.Hope all is well.Have a good day and God Bless.

Angelo said...

Thanks for visiting Grace, very nice violets. Have a great weekend.

Lori Lynn said...

Very pretty!
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S-H-Y said...

Nice shot ^_^.

Lora said...

What a great idea to do a flower of the week! The violets are very nice Grace. Blessings to you!

Pacey said...

Flowers are really beautiful...I love flowers too. You can check my other blog, I always post flowers there for TF.

Martha said...

How pretty! :-)

Raft3r said...

paborito rin yan ng nanay ko
pwede ba makahingi?
nagtatampo kasi sakin yon lately, eh

Yaya said...

Beautiful!

Chris said...

I just started gardening! Hope all is well!

chubskulit said...

Very Vibrant ang color ng Viola, ganda!

john said...

That's gorgeous.... my sister love purple flowers too..

ryliej said...

Did sis sa Korea, super duper sa dami ng flowers..

The Lady in Green Ruffles said...

inspiring!

Duni said...

Hello Grace!
I agree about the flowers. Aren't they lovely to look at. Nature is so beautiful. I hope we all keep it that way.
So sorry about the Euro price. 8,- Euro's is approximately USD 11,4, so the sleep mask and shipping would be around USD 22,- all together. Yes, sadly shipping is expensive.
If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to contact me via my blog or my email which you can find in my profile.
Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I'm still blushing...!

take care,

Duni

dodong flores said...

Violet color is always a standout color. That's beatiful flower out there? Didn't you try taking a much closer shot?