Viola odorata and pastilles from Favigny

Looking back my older posts I’ve just chosen this one to copy as a first post for 2013-I hope you’ll enjoy it!

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imageViolet Bouquet - Albrecht Durer

Albrecht Durer-Violet bouquet (watercolor, 15-th century)

Bouquet of violets - Edouard Manet

Edouard Manet-Bouquet of violets (Oil on canvas 1872)

Common violet , tiny  beauty,hides in semi shades of forest edges. Sweet scent  betrays easily overseen plant.  Modest in nature this flower entered world art galleries ,literature and music,biggest artists love her since ewer, perhaps for it is plant from everyday life with smell from heaven?

 

Listening to the music,would you treat yourself with something special? My favourites are violet pastilles from Flavigny. I love their  violet flower, and the  decorated oval box makes me remember the summer far ago, when  I got a tiny box of violet pastilles from my mother.Since then for me this little pastilles bear memories of almost forgotten summers when eating violet candies we tried to imagine what would the coming summers look like…..

….BOITE OVALE 50 G - VIOLETTE

http://anis-flavigny.com/boutique/en/original-range/2-oval-tin-50g-violet.html

Viola odorata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Violaceae
Genus: Viola
Species: V. odorata
Binomial name
Viola odorata
L.from:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_odorata

Viola odorata and pastilles from Favigny

image

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imageViolet Bouquet - Albrecht Durer

Albrecht Durer-Violet bouquet (watercolor, 15-th century)

Bouquet of violets - Edouard Manet

Edouard Manet-Bouquet of violets (Oil on canvas 1872)

Common violet , tiny  beauty,hides in semi shades of forest edges. Sweet scent  betrays easily overseen plant.  Modest in nature this flower entered world art galleries ,literature and music,biggest artists love her since ewer, perhaps for it is plant from everyday life with smell from heaven?

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/U7AUclm14UA?version=3&hl=en_US

Listening to the music,would you treat yourself with something special? My favorites are violet pastilles from Flavigny. I love their  violet flower, and the  decorated oval box makes me remember the summer far ago, when  I got a tiny box of violet pastilles from my mother.Since then for me this little pastilles bear memories of almost forgotten summers when eating violet candis we tried to imagine what would the coming summers look like…..

….BOITE OVALE 50 G - VIOLETTE

http://anis-flavigny.com/boutique/en/original-range/2-oval-tin-50g-violet.html

Viola odorata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Violaceae
Genus: Viola
Species: V. odorata
Binomial name
Viola odorata
L.from:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_odorata

Florilegium Societies

Florilegium Societies

  • The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew opened a new gallery in 2008 to display works of botanical illustration alongside pieces from the collection of Dr Shirley Sherwood. The Shirley Sherwood Gallery was the first public gallery in the world dedicated to showing botanical art. Kew’s archives contain 200,000 works of botanical art, including pieces by 18th and 19th century masters, along with works by contemporary artists.
  • The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney formed a Florilegium Society to create a collection of paintings of the significant plants growing in the estates of the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust.[3]
  • The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne created in 2001 a Florilegium of significant plants growing in the Gardens. This 21st century florilegium is held digitally and photographically, the original works are not kept. [4]
  • The Sheffield Botanical Gardens established a Florilegium Society which aims to produce an archive of botanical illustrations of the plants of Sheffield Botanical Gardens.[5]
  • from:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florilegium

The Roseberry Strawberry; Joseph Sabine, p. 381, 23.1 x 18.3 cm, “Account and Description (with a figure) of a new Strawberry called the Raspberry, or Rose Strawberry”; September 2, 1817

from:http://library.rit.edu/cary/roseberry-strawberry-0