Nature is full of secrets and wonderful things that never cease to inspire admiration in people’s minds. Among these, we can find flowers as one of those pure visual and olfactory pleasures. Flowers can express everything that your heart hides, including feelings of love and respect, and above all beautify your beautiful garden. Pansy flowers (scientific name: Viola tricolor) are perfect for expressing a series of feelings, including deep love, and you can choose them to fill your garden with beautiful colors and a sense that moves at the sight.
In Greek mythology, Jupiter loved the nymph Iobut to his jealous wife, Juno, he did not like their love affair. Therefore, he took revenge by transforming his Io in a white heifer. Thus metamorphosed, Io he was wandering sad when he saw something emerging from the ground. They were small flowers, which turned their corollas towards her. She recognized in them the thoughts of her friends who had come to comfort her.
What are the uses of the flowers of the Viola tricolor?
The viola is a flower with different uses. In the first place, in confectionery, fresh flowers are crystallized in sugar to make violet candies; They are a specialty of Toulouse, France. Additionally, violet leaves have a slight vegetable flavor and can be added to fruit salads, poultry stuffing, and meat pies. The flowers can also decorate the confectionery, fresh or candied with sugar, while the dried or fresh flowers can be used in infusion, grog or syrup.
In perfumery, the viola or pansy flower has a captivating and soft aroma to which some have attributed an aphrodisiac power.
Lastly, this amazing flower is said to be able to treat headaches, insomnia, and melancholy. Its seeds and flowers were used in the composition of remedies in the 18th century. Viola tricolor, has medicinal properties to treat coughs and respiratory conditions, is purifying and takes care of small skin concerns (eczema, acne, impetigo …) and is also used to regulate oily hair.
Description of pansy flowers
Pansy flowers are a beautiful and decorative complement to our gardens. They are part of the botanical family Viola, which includes 500 species. Violas are herbaceous plants of various shapes: the leaves are kidney-shaped and sometimes very serrated. The flowers are sometimes located in the axils of the leaves and sometimes at the end of the stems.
These flowers need a neutral or calcareous soil, which is also well drained. They can reach 15 cm in height. They are present on all continents, and can reproduce in different ways; even through the natural pollination of its flowers or producing seed capsules by self-pollination. Violas show their flowers in spring for most species and in autumn if the weather conditions are suitable, which means alternating cold nights and warm sunny days.
What is the meaning of pansy flowers?
In the language of flowers, the pansies are a symbol of innocence, modesty and decency due to the allusion of its small corolla, which seems to hesitate to leave its chest of leaves. Blue, its main color, shows fidelity. The white of the flower evokes happiness and expresses a first love or a nascent love. A yellow viola can carry with poetry the message of a loving and growing desire.
If the viola is purple in color, it can express longing for a passing love and is usually offered to a person who has been loved for several years. Black violas evoke the sadness and pain of hopeless love. The color orange is the expression of an intense carnal love desire, and a pink viola can express fidelity in love. Finally, the red viola expresses her love to the one she loves. Putting viola flowers in a bouquet, surrounded by leaves, symbolizes secret love.
How to plant pansies
Pansies (violas) are flowers that prefer sun or partial shade. They grow in ordinary soils, preferably those that are light and moist. Violas bloom is short-lived, but it is possible to multiply them regularly. You should plant them during the fall, but if you miss it, it is possible to catch up during the spring. The February seedlings bloom from spring to summer and those in June and August offer flowers from November through the winter.
To guard your thinking, remember that they do not like excess water, but they appreciate fresh earth. So if temperatures are mild and the soil tends to get too dry, water them lightly. You can also gradually remove the withered flowers. In this way, you can prolong the flowering. Now you can enjoy your garden for longer each season.
Flowers are a beautiful gift from Mother Nature. They are that incredible mixture of sweetness, affection and love so intense and tender at the same time. With their wide range of meanings, colors and aromas, they are the best tool to bring vivid colors and beauty to your life and your garden.
Let the flowers of thoughts enchant the eyes and hearts, and express their deep feelings of love, modesty and innocence. This flower does not require much care to grow, but it can bring beauty, a variety of colors and a very light, but appreciable aroma to the home, which can undoubtedly enchant all who see it. A final word, this flower has so many uses that it would be a great waste not to plant it. Who knows, maybe one day you can enjoy making a sweet syrup or ice cream with it. With the viola flower you can put sweetness, beautiful colors, sweet scents and express your incredible feelings of innocence, love and modesty to those you love the most.