So.Much.Purple

This was actually going to be about “so much blue”…

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’

But then I realized that most of what I thought was blue actually looked more purple, and

even some flowers that were bluer than purple in real life, looked purpler than blue in images.

Anemone nemerosa

So this is just a tour of the spring garden. There are a few other colours in bloom, but not many. And these blue/purples aren’t all in bloom at the same time: the anemone is finished now, May 25, as is the muscari. But there is still so.much.purple!

Aubretia deltoidea

The aubretia is one of the longest blooming perennials in the garden. This picture was taken one month ago today, and this patch is still in full boom.

Muscari

Now here’s a flower that is actually more purple-than-blue in real life. I’m pretty much over muscari tho’: they are so messy!

Pansy

I bought a mixture of yellow and blue pansies–for obvious reasons…

Veronica peduncularis

If I were a better photographer this would show much better; they are so delightful but I haven’t captured their sweet nature 😦

Iris germanica ‘Smart’

New to me iris. the colour is truly stunning!

Iris germanica —no name

Looks very periwinkle blue in person, but the deep blue pot behind makes it look purpler.

Love this view, especially at sunset.

More…

Allium ‘Purple Sensation’

Happy to find Purple Sensation is self-seeding rather generously. Can’t have too many!

Chives

This planter had some white tulips, and tho’ the various flowers were all in bloom at the same time for only about a minute (and apparently not long enough for me to take a pic), it was surprisingly lovely. I’ll hope for the ‘vignette’ to repeat next year.

Iris hollandica

I didn’t realize how much I LOVE irises. These I.hollandica are multiplying–slowly, but surely. Yet to bloom are 6 more bearded iris–5 pink variants and an almost black purple. And this:

Iris ensata ‘Caprican Butterfly’ (possibly…)

2 thoughts on “So.Much.Purple

Add yours

Would love to hear your comments. Go to Client Site Analysis page for design help.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Baaad Anna's Yarn Store

Not Your Mama's Yarn Store

YorkshireCrafter

Crafts, green living and life in the Yorkshire Dales

Not Without Salt

Delicious Recipes and Food Photography by Ashley Rodriguez.

the twisted yarn

Knitting, crochet, running, and silliness.

KDD & Co

Award-winning Scottish publishing and design

Knitting Nuances

A 2015 - 2018 Top 100 Knitting Blog!

Knitted Bliss

Knitting, crafting, and all-round awesomeness.

Creative Gardener

...inspiring gardeners to create!

form and foliage

Year round garden interest with minimal care

The Smart Gardener

Dedicated to the Joys of Gardening

Real Life Garden Solutions

Garden Design, Garden Makeover, Garden Coach

Bishop's Encyclopedia of Religion, Society and Philosophy

The Site of James Bishop (CBC, TESOL, Psych., BTh, Hon., MA., PhD candidate)

TBO'S GREEN LANDSCAPE SYSTEMS

Accommodating Your Lifestyle & the Environment! +1-604-560-6000

Hayefield

A Pennsylvania Plant Geek's Garden

Miss Rumphius' Rules

landscape design, gardens, plants, creativity

Northwest Edible Life

urban homesteading in the pacific northwest

Burnaby Family Church

Conversations with a Local House Church

%d bloggers like this: