Versatile Violet

The colour named after a flower Violets (viola) add a lovely vibrant colour to a border and look especially at home in a cottage garden. They are found in woodlands and under hedges, but are also shrouded in a wonderful history… There is a romantic, natural sweet essence to violets that can only be smelled once before they steal your olfactory senses and is often used in perfumes.. Violets have also been used in herbal medicines to relieve insomnia, depression and headaches..The flowers are edible and can be used in salads, as a garnish and candied (which looks particularly good in cake decoration). They were also found in Napoleon’s locket when he died.Violets are also called “the flower of Modesty” because it hides its flower within heart-shaped leaves. In medieval times, violets were referred to as “Our Lady’s Modesty” because it was believed that it first blossomed when the Virgin …

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