Violas, Pansies, and Violets, oh my!

I bought a market pack of violas (I call them Johnny Jump-ups) at the Garden Show last week. They are such sweet, sweet flowers. I love them!!
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My own little Johnnies came up from last year. Boy, are they a delight to see after a cold winter. Okay,we didn’t have a cold winter this year and no real snow to speak of either, but still, it’s great to see their pretty little faces “popping up”.  They even popped up between the bricks of my front walk.
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I did a little research on violas and came up with some pretty interesting facts. They are edible and there are all kinds of recipes out there. I wrote an article for Squidoo about Violas and listed links for recipes. There are some VERY interesting recipes.
Here’s the teacup craft I did for the Squidoo page on Violas.
Here is a video about edible flowers! Cool.
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Here is the result of the tutorial I did on Squidoo.

Isn’t that sweet beyond sweet? I love these little flowers. They are my favorites!!
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Maybe you want to pop over to my Squidoo page to see what I did over there.  Are you getting the idea that I really really want you to see the article I wrote on Johnny Jump-ups  for Squidoo? I spent an entire week working on that thing what with all the research I did, finding all the great links and seeing how Violets and Violas are used around the world. You won’t be disappointed because I put videos on there for crafting with Violas, too.

One last pretty pic…Minnie with the market pack of Violas.
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Best wishes,

I visit with these wonderful parties all the time. Loving the great stuff on there. Wow, the ideas are over the top!!!

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  1. Hi Linda, nice to meet. I've followed and am putting a link on my blogs links (under gardening) so I can visit again. I know you are blogging about more than gardening but its my shortest Blog Link and you will stand out there.

  2. My sister in law sometimes puts pansies in her icecubes for parties. Looks so pretty. I love pansies!

  3. I love these! My woods are full of them! Here in Missouri we call them Johhny Jump-ups. I think they are the same thing. Thank you for visiting my blog and saying such nice things. I'm a follower!

  4. I love pansies...and those sweet little violas are just so determined. The just keep coming back!!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. oh sweet pansies, lovely and delicate and filled with the vibrant colors of spring. xo

  6. Beautiful pansies! Thanks for joining us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Come and join us again next week! -The Sisters

  7. I love the first flowers of the spring and these are so pretty. Thanks for sharing at our party!

  8. What a wonderful post and a lovely site too....Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks....and have a wonderful holiday weekend:)


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