I am so doing this with all the abundance of violets right now. Enjoy this delicious post from Danielle Prohom Olson and visit her blog 🙂
“Don’t let love interfere with your appetite. It never does with mine.” Anthony Trollope
Valentine Day is gone, but for those still in the mood for amour, there is a lovely little woodland aphrodisiac blooming right now – the Violet. Today we associate this demure little beauty with primness and old lady perfumes – but it has not always been so – in ancient Greece its aroma was said to “torment young men beyond endurance” and it was used by courtesans to scent their breath and erogenous zones. Affiliated with Venus and love from time immemorial, the violet (according to the American Violet Society) was the original official flower of Valentines Day – not the rose.
Growing wild in the Northwest, Viola sororia only grow a few inches high and are found in shady forests or wet areas each spring. They can also migrate into urban areas and are…
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