In Violet and the Eggplant Painting Problem Professor Sage holds a contest between the young Bloomers where each must choose their favorite vegetable to grow and care for. Here young readers are introduced to the character of Violet a painter who loves purple. So of course she chooses to grow eggplants and decides to make paintings of them to track their progress. But she runs into a problem-there’s no more purple paint! Violet quickly learns that she can gather blackberries to make her own purple paint and she is able to paint her vegetables after all. Bloomers Island Garden of Stories picture books take young readers and listeners to Bloomers Island to experience the world of plants flowers and gardens through lively stories and lush illustrations.