Feeding the soul: Violet Maston shares love of flowers at Sweet Violet Farm

When Violet Maston of Sweet Violet Farm, first told her husband, Clyde, she wanted to start growing and selling flowers, he was surprised. She never had the best luck with potted plants. But growing in the ground was different.

“He said, ‘Are you sure that’s what you want to do? You kill everything,’” she explained. “If it’s in the pot, I’ll kill it. But if it’s in the ground, God blesses it, and He grows it. And that’s pretty much the way that’s the way I feel about it.”

Her interest in flowers started about 12 years ago. She was going through a difficult time and used to get discount flowers at Krogers to keep on her table. A few years later, she got the idea to try growing and selling her own. Now, she grows more than 50 varieties of flowers at her farm in Leroy, West Virginia, selling them to local florists and directly to customers.

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