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May 13, 2015

WILD BIRDS TOOTH VIOLETS IN MICHIGAN SAND BARRENS

Close of a a wild birds tooth violet growing in a sand barren in Michigan.
INCREDIBLE WILD POPULATION OF VIOLA PEDATA AT THE SAND BARRENS IN MICHIGAN WHILE ATTENDING THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NORTH AMERICAN ROCK GARDEN SOCIETY

Larger image of wild birds tooth violets in Michigan

Color variations of birds toothed violets

Wild population of birds toothed violets with a NARGS member taking their photo.
NARGS member taking a photo of a wild population of birds toothed violets, Viola pedata.

An incredibly purple selection of wild birds tooth violet.
An incredibly purple selection.

5 comments :

  1. Your pictures are a million times better than mine of that Viola: what a heavenly day! What a great conference: you've launched your term with pizazz! You even managed to tether all the wild beasts at the board meeting! We're lucky to have you as President: your vision is inspiring...

    Looking forward to seeing lots more pictures from Michigan (winnowing down the hundreds I took at each garden will prove a chore!)...

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    1. Thanks PK. I have to admit that I was surprised by the photos myself, since I had to use my iPhone, and they looked so pale on screen in the bright sunshine - at least they worked out, but hey - thank mega-pixels more than any talent on my end! Also thanks for the kind words of support regarding the board meeting and vision - fingers crossed that it all holds and inspires everyone to worry more about the plants than politics - I think much of the feedback has been positive however, so that is a great sign. Can't wait until next year however - Steamboat Springs never looked as enticing as it did in your presentation!!! Nude hot tubs and all!

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  2. Anonymous5:20 AM

    Spectacular!

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  3. Beautiful pictures! I have to say I love the colors of these - such a soft violet! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. Anonymous6:43 PM

    dear matt
    cool plants and great pix from the NARGS summit, but i think the V pedata are the best! we have them here--in a good year they form a lavender blue carpet on fire trails and roadsides. such a beautiful little plant.
    all best,
    ~ 02568

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