in diameter; violets, lilies, golden-rods, ceanothus, manzanita, wild rose and azalea make broad beds and banks of bloom in the spring; and on the warmest parts of the walls flowers blossom in every month of the year.
I had found a few early violets in the garden and brought them to my teacher.
The epithet "violet-crowned," used of Athens by Pindar, is due either to the blue haze on the surrounding hills, or to the use of violets (or irises) for festal wreaths.
Among indigenous fruit-bearing trees, shrubs and vines the state has the bird cherry, black cherry, blueberry, cranberry, raspberry, blackberry, gooseberry, strawberry, grape and black currant; and conspicuous among a very great variety of shrubs and flowering plants are the rose, dogwood, laurel, sumac, holly, winterberry, trilliums, anemones, arbutuses, violets, azaleas, eglantine, clematis, blue gentians, orange lilies, orchids, asters and golden rod.
Nearly all the species of plants which grow on these prairies are common to Europe (paeonics, Hemerocallis, asters, pinks, gentians, violets, Cypripedium, Aquilegia, Delphinium, aconites, irises and so on), but here the plants attain a much greater size; a man standing erect is often hidden by the grasses.
Market-gardening affords occupation to many of the inhabitants, and the cultivation of winter violets is a specialty.
I smelt the violets in her hand and asked, half in words, half in signs, a question which meant, "Is love the sweetness of flowers?"
I got up, washed my face and hands, combed my hair, picked three dew violets for Teacher and ate my breakfast.
Buttercups, violets, anemones, spring beauties, trilliums, arbutus, orchids, columbine, laurel, honeysuckle, golden rod and asters are common wild flowers, and of ferns there are many varieties.
The violets comprise a large botanical genus (Viola) - in which more than 200 species have been described - found principally in temperate or mountain regions of the northern hemisphere; they also occur in mountainous districts of South America and South and Tropical Africa, while a few are found in Australasia.
Violets that are wanted for winter flowering will now be growing freely, and the runners should be trimmed off.
Sweet violets like a rich, fairly heavy soil, with a north or north-west aspect if possible; 2 FIG.
Both medicinal and flowering plants are exceptionally abundant; a few of the former are ginseng, snakeroot, bloodroot, hore-hound, thoroughwort, redroot (Ceanothus Americanus), horse mint and wild flax, and prominent among the latter are jessamines, azaleas, lilies, roses, violets, honey-suckle and golden-rod.
The drug is excreted partly by the bronchi - which it tends to disinfect - and partly in the urine, which it causes to smell of violets.
attested by the fact that they always covered his grave with lilies, violets, or other flowers.
In waste places, white dead nettle, violets and coltsfoot may be in flower, attracting early bumblebees and honey bees.
When using cyan, magenta and yellow in certain variations they create oranges, reds, violets, and so on.
And once again -- after the violets faded -- I noticed the faint smell of puppy diarrhea.
dib dabs, parma violets and the ultimate Jamboree Bag.
However, it is multi dimensional with fruit (lychees ), flowers (violets) and meatiness (bacon, spicy sausage ).
What happened to the dandelions, violets, thistle and stuff I started eons ago?
Many are brilliantly hued in blues, greens, violets, reds and browns; several appear metallic.
Violets and minerals on the nose, it has an intense, full-bodied palate with hints of plums and blackberries.
Look out for cowslips, violets and the bright blue speedwell.
ultramarine blue will produce a range of bright violets.
Bracken beds in sunny locations can develop a simple spring flora (including violets) that mimics that found in coppice woodland.
At full strength the nose is subtle but interesting with vanilla, toffee bonbons, peat smoke and faint Parma violets.
Among the land plants may be noted the blue anemone; the ranunculus along the road-sides, with a strong perfume of violets; the Malta heath, which flowers at all seasons; Cynomorium coccineum, the curious " Malta fungus," formerly so valued for medicinal purposes that a guard was set for its preservation under the rule of the Knights; the pheasant's-eye; three species of mallow and geranium; Oxalis cernua, a very troublesome imported weed; Lotus edulis; Scorpiurus subvillosa, wild and cultivated as forage; two species of the horseshoe-vetch; the opium poppy; the yellow and claret-coloured poppy; wild rose; Cartaegus azarolus, of which the fruit is delicious preserved; the ice-plant; squirting cucumber; many species of Umbelliferae; Labiatae, to which the spicy flavour of the honey (equal to that of Mt Hymettus) is ascribed; snapdragons; broom-rape; glass-wort; Salsola soda, which produces when burnt a considerable amount of alkali; there are fifteen species of orchids; the gladiolus and iris are also found; Urginia scilla, the medicinal squill, abounds with its large bulbous roots near the sea; seventeen species of sedges and seventy-seven grasses have been recorded.
She gave me a beautiful bunch of violets.
The flowers were wilted, but the kind thought which came with them was as sweet and as fresh as newly pulled violets.
For instance, a magenta red mixed with an ultramarine blue will produce a range of bright violets.
At full strength the nose is subtle but interesting with vanilla, toffee bonbons, peat smoke and faint parma violets.
Swatches are organized in vertical columns depending on color, from yellows to oranges, reds to violets and blues to greens.
Just as it's common to see pinks and violets pair with yellow in nature, so too should your makeup have a similar bent.
For starters, the ships are no shrinking violets.
Violets attract the Great Spangled Fritillary to lay eggs and this type of butterfly later feeds on milkweed, Consider growing violets early in the season.
Some of the shades that offer a more a natural look include brilliant blues, greens, violets and grays, while the more theatrical styles may have names like Vampire, Zebra and Blackout.
You'll also find a range of gorgeous muted colors like pale mauves, olive tones, blues, burnt oranges, and violets.
Present in Super Tuscans and Chianti, is often characterized by its flavors of blueberry, violets, and thyme.
The result is a rich dimensioned red wine with a resonating Southern Rhône perfume of violets and red cherries.
The palate is cheered by strawberry and raspberry flavors compounded with violets, brambles, and a tweak of toasted oak.
Forget the shrinking violets on your wedding day!
Roses are red, violets are blue, it's Valentine's Day and I'm in love with you.
Elizabeth Reaser is known for small roles in Purple Violets and The Family Stone.
These businesses are not for shrinking violets, you need to make the atmosphere fun so party goers will relax and likely buy more products.
What makes the look delightful and saves it from being slightly childish is the fact that the colors are actually various shades of purple that run from the deepest indigo, to the palest of violets.
If you have terrific eyes, then play them up with violets, charcoal or blue liners and/or eyshadows.
This 3 disc box set features music from bands who were goth before every kid at your local high school was, like Joy Division, Bauhaus, The March Violets, Nick Cave, and so on and so on.
Geeks become super models, weaklings become star athletes, and shy violets play the lead in their school play, to name only a few of the morphs that take place on this show.
A few days ago I received a little box of English violets from Lady Meath.
I have chosen this paper because I want the spray of violets in the corner to tell you of my grateful love.
The dictionary of mythology entitled 'Iwvca ("Collection of Violets"), which formerly used to be ascribed to her, was not composed till 1543 (Constantine Palaeokappa).
Cowslips, violets, anemones, buttercups and blood-roots are conspicuous in early spring, the white pond lily and the yellow pond lily in summer, asters and golden-rod in autumn, and besides these there are about 1500 other flowering plants in the state and more than 50 species of ferns.
Even in the days before my teacher came, I used to feel along the square stiff boxwood hedges, and, guided by the sense of smell would find the first violets and lilies.
This morning Lucien Thompson sent me a beautiful bouquet of violets and crocuses and jonquils.
Pot Neapolitan violets for forcing; or plant out on a mild hotbed.
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