Sunday, May 18, 2008

Green Thumb Sunday -violets and quince and columbines, oh my!

We have surely hit that part of the year when so much is happening in the yard and garden that it is overwhelming. I saw these speckled violets at the Ogden Botanical Gardens.
Here is some quince that is blooming in our yard. It must be a plant that is 'planted' by birds, because there is some growing at a few random spots around the yard. Quince fruit can be used

as a source of pectin for jam and jelly-making. I ought to figure out how to do that someday, pectin is expensive!

This last photo is of a mini columbine in my spring garden bed. It is a lovely, delicate pink and white that I am afraid the photo does not do justice.

Happy GTS!
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No Rain said...

Nice plants. For some reason, I thought quince was a tree. Learn something new every day! Happy GTS,

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a fabulous garden!! Another beautiful day here! hope yours is wonderful!!

kari & kijsa

Laura said...

I love the speckled violets. How unusual. Happy GTS!