With spring the violets bloom first. Here in Illinois they are coming, but with 37 degrees as a high and snow predicted I am guessing we will not have a bumper crop here for a bit yet. However, if you live a bit farther south than the great lakes, this is the perfect time to make Violet syrup and flower jellies.
My freind Tina Sams (of the Essential Herbal Magazine) had a great post back in 2009 that she recently updated about how to make violet syrup. Her blog is great so I suggest you click the link and check it out.
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