What a peaceful, calming colour violet is. It's really surprising when you take a walk around the garden how many plants have pretty violet flowers or purple tinged foliage. Nothing is prettier in the garden than a pergola or an arbor dripping with wisteria or a flowering Jacranda tree. I also love violets, there so sweet and delicate. This weekend I might set up a table in the garden with an old fashioned lace tablecloth, vintage china, posies of violets and cup cakes decorated with a single violet flower.