Are Violets Edible? How to Choose and Use These Sweet Treats

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Violets are a garden favorite, and they also happen to be edible. But that’s not all. They’re actually quite delicious and nutritious! You can use them in sweet and savory dishes like desserts, soups, salads, and more. Learn all about edible violets and how to identify and use them in this comprehensive guide.

Tips for Growing Violets in Containers

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Violets come in an array of cultivars, colors, and sizes, and they’re a wonderful flower to welcome the spring. If you want a convenient and decorative option but don’t have room in your flower bed, why not try growing them in containers? Planting in pots saves space and can extend the growing season. Read more now.

Are Pansy Flowers Edible? Tips for Harvest and Use

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Tasty, easy-care edible flowers, pansies come in an array of patterns and colors. Grow them in cool weather to yield edible blooms for garnishes, herb butter, and salads. Our guide provides important safety recommendations for growing flowers to eat, and tips for harvesting pansy blossoms all season long. Read more.

Tips for Growing Violets, Violas, and Pansies Indoors

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Flowers in the Viola genus – violets, violas, and pansies – are some of the easiest flowers to grow. So why not grow them indoors? Extend the growing season or simply add some cheer to your indoor window sills by planting and growing violets as houseplants. We’ll cover all you need to know in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Johnny-Jump-Ups

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If you’ve ever seen a purple, yellow, and white Johnny-jump-up nodding at you from a flower bed, you know how sweet and pretty these flowers are. But what you may not know is that Johnny-jump-ups are also tough and low maintenance, making them perfect plants for many gardeners. Learn how to grow them in our guide.

39 of the Best Violet Varieties

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If you are looking for an easy to grow flower with vibrant colors to bring cheer to your garden, try violets. Violas, violets, and pansies are available all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, and even scents. Learn about the different types and discover 39 of the best violet varieties to add to your garden. Read more now.

How to Grow Pansies and Violas for Multi-Season Color

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Mums, aster, and heather are flowering staples in your late fall or early spring garden, but winter pansies provide brilliant color straight on through the cooler seasons. They’re not even shy about popping up from under the snow and ice during warm spells in the winter months. Gardener’s Path has compiled this informative guide for you to read about about pansies and their care– read on to learn more!