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Offline seebee

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Violets!
« on: April 29, 2011, 09:03:55 PM »
I have violets, and I don't want them. They have been taking over more and more each year. I don't want them. I spray, and spray with store bought weed killer that says "violets" on the label. They keep comin back. I don't want them. I sprayed this year already a few weeks ago, and now, they are flowering as if I FED them. Did I mention I don't want them? Are these special Berwyn violets or something? I need a Berwyn violet handler to throw me suggestions on products. F these things.  >:(

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Re: Violets!
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2011, 11:24:16 PM »
I just keep yanking them out of the ground.  Eventually they go away.
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Re: Violets!
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011, 01:54:21 PM »
Darn, if they weren't sprayed I would take them off your hands to make violet syrup and candies.

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Re: Violets!
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2011, 04:49:01 PM »
Darn, if they weren't sprayed I would take them off your hands to make violet syrup and candies.

I meant um...

Free, organic, pesticide free, violets grown in a non-smoking yard by mentally challenged and handicapped immigrant orphans who want to provide organic food to people who care about what they put into their bodies. As a bonus, for every 1 lb you pick, a 10.00 donation will be made to the Human Fund. Come and get 'em!

Or something.

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Re: Violets!
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2011, 07:59:10 PM »
Darn, if they weren't sprayed I would take them off your hands to make violet syrup and candies.

Wow! I'd love to try candy like that!

I'll have a hand-full of rose petals every so often starting in mid-June (no fertilizer, sprays etc.) if you want them; can you make candy from roses? They're edible flowers.

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Re: Violets!
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2011, 10:01:05 PM »
Eno,

I make candied rose petals every summer from my arbor.  I'll send some over for you.
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Re: Violets!
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2011, 08:27:05 PM »
But seriously, if you have a ton of violets and they haven't been sprayed and you want to get rid of them, I would be interested at least be able to pick the flowers.  Will even give you some violet syrup and candies if you are interested.

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Re: Violets!
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2011, 09:17:40 PM »
But seriously, if you have a ton of violets and they haven't been sprayed and you want to get rid of them, I would be interested at least be able to pick the flowers.  Will even give you some violet syrup and candies if you are interested.

I haven't mowed yet. I have a yard full of violets, clover and what I was told is Siberian Squill. PM for address if serious.
It's all purple to me. There's another strip next door too.
My yard is 35'x ~50' the strip next door is ~20' x 100'.
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Re: Violets!
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2011, 03:39:05 PM »
Eno,

I make candied rose petals every summer from my arbor.  I'll send some over for you.

Thanks!!
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Re: Violets!
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2011, 06:15:12 PM »
But seriously, if you have a ton of violets and they haven't been sprayed and you want to get rid of them, I would be interested at least be able to pick the flowers.  Will even give you some violet syrup and candies if you are interested.

I haven't mowed yet. I have a yard full of violets, clover and what I was told is Siberian Squill. PM for address if serious.
It's all purple to me. There's another strip next door too.
My yard is 35'x ~50' the strip next door is ~20' x 100'.
We have "creeping Charlie" which has purple flowers - that's not what you're talking about is it?  The house at the end of my block developed a serious case a few years back and it seems to have spread to the center of my large yard.  I'm thinking about calling in the professionals to get rid of it.  Speaking of clover, I remember when I was little I used to eat it so I guess it is edible.  My parents both grew up on farms and never told me not to.  Another plant delicacy I have grown to love since being married to a Sicilian is fried zucchini flowers - yum.

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Re: Violets!
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2011, 08:10:49 PM »
I had those violets as well.  I pulled them out and then sprayed with weed b gon on the rest of them.  The ones I yanked out did not come back.

If you'd like some horrible morning glories, I'd be happy to send some over to whoever would like them.  I swear there is one root and it goes to China or further.