Violets are Blue

Pansy

Pansy

Haiku 21

Pansies are purple!

And orange, yellow or red

Why are Violets blue?

 

This pansy is looking a little battered after being watered. But hey, water is life!

And from my extensive research (google – one minute) I found out that it is rare to get a truly blue flower, which is why botanist call a flower blue, when it is merely slightly less purple!

 

post script:Β The Nursery rhyme or poem, Roses are red, reads:

Roses are red

Violets are blue

Sugar is sweet

And so are you

 

And as you can see, it is much easier to find a rhyme to “blue” than it is to “slightly less purple”!

 

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17 thoughts on “Violets are Blue

  1. Pingback: Roses are Red, Violets are …. | rambling ratz

      1. Sarah Ferguson and Choppy

        Seriously. I also wonder when people buy the obviously dyed blue carnations, what they’re thinking. I hope it’s not “Ooh, blue carnations! I never knew they grew this way!,” but I suspect those are the thoughts that are from the smarter people buying them.

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