violets : My father and I would gather bunches of purple and light blue violets, every spring, to present to his mother ( my grandmother) and my mother ( his wife) on Mothers' Day as an "extra little gift.
Spring wouldn't be spring without lilacs. These beauties offer lush sprigs of sweetly scented blooms in shades of pink, purple, lavender, and white. Lilacs are great cut flowers, so enjoy the great fragrance indoors and out.
"An all-time favorite perennial. The sweet scent of Lily-of-the-Valley will fill the garden in early spring. Each stem produces as many as 25 blooms. Easy to grow in shady areas, but will also thrive in partial sun." My favorite flower.