What’s in the Garden? – V

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Venidium is a wonderful annual that was native to South America.  They aren’t the biggest blooms in the garden and don’t be fooled into thinking they are big by the macro photos of them. The first venidium variety is orange prince.

venidiumorangeprince1a

And the next venidium variety is zulu warrior.  I received some seeds several years ago in a seed swap and grew them for the first time.

venidiumzuluprince1a

I’ve also bought a packet of seeds from the garden centre.  If you are looking for an unusual plant you should give venidium a try, they certainly have been a favourite of mine.

vanadium growing at craftygardener.ca

Violets are everywhere in the spring.  They spread rapidly and can be invasive.  It is sometimes hard to keep up with them so I just make sure all the blooms are pulled off before they go to seed.

violets at craftygardener.ca

The letter V was found is numerous places on my search for alphabet letters.  My favourite has to be the tree branches that form the V, but the red potatoes grown in the garden last year also formed a V, then there was the tire tracks on the beach and the window and roof shapes that formed V’s as well.

the letter V at craftygardener.ca

My personal alphabet for V – viable, vibrant, virtuous

I’m sharing with ABC Wednesday.

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3 Responses

  1. Myrtle

    Love the colours of those venidium Linda. I also like the violets would have to be contained somewhere.. In lawns the just get mowed off.
    You V choices are all good but yes the tree is the best.

    • Crafty Gardener

      I didn’t grow venidium last year Myrt, but after seeing the photos again I just might grow some next gardening season. It’s a snowy day today, so staying home.

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