what colors do you suggest for gift-giving?
Hi Linda, and All,
Hope this does not sound like a naive question ...
when choosing a new violet to give as a gift to a man
(not just a spare plant
grown from a leaf),
would you suggest a deeper color, such as a dark
burgundy or a red?
Or else, something really out-of-the-ordinary? (Such
as one of the Wasps with weird names.)
That is, not one of the "pretty, fluffy" ones with
a girl's name, but one of the ones named
something like "Toxic Spill" or "Poison?"
Perhaps there is a survey somewhere on this
forum that has been done ... as it seems that
many questions that have occasionally flitted
through my mind have been tackled here
in more detail than I ever would have imagined.
I suppose if I got out more and went to some
life AV shows, the question might answer itself
through a simple
process of observation.
It seems that people have particular favorites
at particular times. Just wondering if there is a
trend. (For a widowed woman friend, we are trying
to duplicate a specific shade of lavender-periwinkle
that reminds her of her sister's vintage AV. I got a few possibilities,
we are awaiting bloom. For a man
friend, also widowed, we replaced his wife's plants
that had died with the same colors. Now he wants
to branch out a little more into other colors but is not
aware of the realms of possibilities.)
I hope this question doesn't sound too "interior decorator-ish!" It is more about getting people interested in
expanding from a few window-sill plants to a real