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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.

  posted at 5:29 PM

At 8:17 PM, Blogger Sandi said...

I don't have a green thumb but I do enjoy looking at other peoples flowers

At 11:36 AM, Blogger annette said...

I love violets. I used to have several different pots in my window sill. Yours are beautiful...


At 11:54 AM, Blogger Susie said...

These are beautiful Linda. I'm sure if I had violets on my kitchen windowsill, I wouldn't mind washing dishes so much. I am terrible with flowers!

At 2:14 PM, Blogger Marilyn said...

The flowers are georgeous! I can NOT make flowers grow....inside or out! They all just give up the ghost and die! So looking at other people's flowers is a pleasure for me. They look so clean and fresh sitting there on your white window sill.

Thanks for sharing a refreshing kitchen view with us!


Marilyn in Mississippi

At 5:43 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

I love African violets - they bring back memories of my Grandma S. Also a lady in our church named Violet who would take a pot to everybody who came to our church, or had a baby, or moved, or got married - on and on and on. We brought home over a dozen cuttings from a little lady in Wisconsin - they made it here, they grew like crazy. But then they all perished because we didn't have the perfect spot for them. You're fortunate - one really good thing about this house!

At 6:13 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

Linda they are just beautiful. I didn't know about sticking the leaf in the soil to start a new one. I have tons of flowers but now violets... I have been inspired. I have a pretty green thumb so I can't wait to get one. Thanks for the great idea... you have blessed me today!

At 7:24 PM, Blogger Angie said...

Linda---that is so neat! Violets were the first plant I was ever able to get to live! Now I have 4! My last one came from a pretty arrangement someone sent for Wanda's service---I was able to keep it and it has such pretty white blooms with lavendar throats. Amazing. I put them under a light and they do very well! That's just like us....keep us near the Light...and we do much better than left alone!
You bless me with your sweet words!

At 9:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took pics of african violets too - and I have them on my window sill too. :)
Love the pansies on your profile pic! ;)

At 4:16 PM, Blogger Susanne said...

I have a window in front of my sink but not little shelf. I'd love these pretty little flowers there too! And I know what you mean about plants meeting untimely deaths.


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