In my borders the tiny Viola odorata has started to bloom. The colour is stunning - so very, very blue. And it smells heavenly. So, I forgive its invasive nature and bend down to enjoy the flowers.
Another Violet that I enjoy, is Viola hederacea. It's a Violet from Australia, if I'm not misinformed, so I keep it in my winter garden until the risk of frost is over. Like its cousin Viola odorata, it has a spreading habit. But its easily removed from unwanted spaces and the tiny flowers are very pretty indeed.
A distant cousin to those two Violets, is the Pansy. I just love pansies! The flowers often remind me of small, human faces and they are early bloomers which come in lots of different colours and sizes. I prefer the smaller varieties since they look more like violets. Especially the blue ones.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend with lots of sun! /Katarina