Monday, July 28, 2008
This is the kitchen window just above the sink. It is the perfect spot for violets. They love it, and since I spend a good bit of time standing here, I love it too. These little flowers are the only ones I seem able to grow with any degree of success (every other flowering plant I get my hands on meet an untimely death). I have had some of them for a very long time. The others are their "babies". All I need to do is break off a leaf, stick it in a little pot of soil and wait patiently. Just about the time I'm ready to give up and think that this time it just hasn't worked, I notice tiny green leaves poking their little heads out of the soil around the larger leaf. It is a wonder to behold!
These little plants make standing in front of the sink a much more pleasant experience than it ordinarily might be. I rescued this little one from the grocery store. It was standing among a sad looking bunch of plants that were marked down fifty percent. It's chances of survival seemed "iffy" at best, but I felt sorry for it and brought it home with me. As you can see, it felt quite at home on my window sill and has rewarded me with the sweetest pink violets.