fresh monday…sweet violets

Violets! So many of us have a special place in our hearts for these sweet blooms. We are lucky at the San Francisco Flower Mart¬†¬†that the last wholesale grower in the US is at our market. The grower’s father brought the Violet plants over from Genoa many, many years ago. He told his son that when he sells the farm he cannot sell the plants. So, sweet they are!

Each posy is meticulously picked and arranged. Sadly they last a just a few days so you have to enjoy them as much as possible while you can. I am still in awe that they are even able to grow them as cut flowers. My mother-in-law held a posy of Violets as her wedding bouquet and I am just so charmed by this notion.