Monday, April 12, 2010

Seeing Purple

Purple is the color of the day with me.  There are two purple flowers that are going in style right now in my yard.  They are Homestead Purple verbena and Old Fashioned bearded irises.  They are perfect cottage garden plants.

These verbenas are looking so good right now that I'm regretting that I don't have more of them.  My wife, Jo, wants me to put some around the crape myrtle tree in the front yard and this sounds like a nice idea.  Might be time to get some cuttings!  This picture also shows the new growth on my purple coneflower on the bottom left and my Jakob Kline beebalm on the lower right. 

The Old Fashioned irises are in full bloom right now.  They are so care-free that it's hard not to love them.  They also have wonderful fragrance that will fill a house if you cut a bouquet of them. 


keewee said...

I love purple in the garden. I am rather pleased with a pot I have planted with purple flowers. I had better do a post on it.

Randy Emmitt said...

I planted Homestead Purple one year, just 2 qts. The next year it covered a large area in the garden bed, the next year it died out.