Garden Update – Purple

Purple is not a very popular color among many. Either you love it or you hate it. I am one of those people who loves it, so I was happy to find a selection purples throughout our garden this week.

I adore these little grape hyacinth flowers, which look like they should be growing in a fairyland. They only get about 3-4 inches tall.

I’ve been adding more vinca vines under our crab apple tree to fill in the ground cover instead of trying to keep up on the weeds and maintain fresh mulch in that spot. I love how much they spread and thrive.

In my daily walk around the yard to pull dandelions and thistles, I found these cute little purple violets growing in the grass. We used to have these in my yard when I was a kid, so it was a fun discovery, since I haven’t seen these little flowers in over 30 years.

Our magnificent purple alliums are up but they won’t bloom for another week, so I’ll share those in future post. Happy garden season, my friends.

15 comments

  • I love purple, too! I always had purple irises in the yard, as well as wisteria. The hyacinths and grape hyacinths in the neighborhood have been blooming for the past month. Love them! Also, at the cemetery, there are carpets of violets! I remember them from my childhood, too, and the delicate sweet fragrance they give off, so they’re one of my favorites as well. Plus, we have violas (thanks for telling me what they are!) and butterfly bushes… those haven’t quite started yet, as they’re more a summer bloomer.

    Purple is the color of healing and royalty!

  • I love purple, too! You have a nice variety and I can’t wait to see your alliums.
    One of my favorite purple flowering plants is the Canadian thistle. My farmer brothers have a fit when I admire them because they’re so invasive and need to be destroyed. The finches love them, but I mow them off:(

  • I love LIGHT purples. Every now and again I’ll find a superdark one that strikes my fancy but, in general, that whole lilac-y, violet-y spectrum makes me happy. (It also looks nice on blue-eyed husbands!) Your flowers never fail to impress. I love the sweet little purple ones! Pre-cious!

  • Your walk around the garden always makes me so happy. Beautiful flowers!

  • I’m very much with Joanna – not a massive fan of deep purple though I can tolerate it more in a garden when it’s mixed with other colours and all of the greenery, and soft lilac is one of my favourites – but deep purple in other situations makes me feel a bit queasy. Such a fun walk around your yard!

  • Hi Terri! It looks in deed like from a fairyland! I love purple and especially that blue-purple and hyacinths, small and big!
    Have a lovely time!
    xxx Teje

  • Wow! Just beautiful…I love purple…I guess certain tones? Was my wedding color 🙂

  • My neighbor has beautiful deep purple tulips. thinking about smeaking over in the night and digging up a few bulbs. Ok, not really. I could never do that to another gardener.

  • As a third floor condo dweller (and former gardener) I do appreciate your garden tours…lovely pics! How’s school going?

  • Thanks for the tour around your garden, your flowers are always so pretty. Nice photo’s!

  • Hi Terri, Can you remember having ALL THAT SNOW!!! and now look at ALL THAT COLOUR!!!! God is just amazing :0) Every snowflake that fell in your garden was different from each other, and now look at all the different colours, textures and scents you have ….. wonderful! Enjoy to the full.
    Val xx Oxfordshire UK

  • I love purple too. Your garden is beautiful. I have been spending more time outside lately than in so I haven’t been sewing much these days. Still, it’s great looking out my windows and seeing all the flowers. I can’t wait to see your alliums. 🙂

  • What a beautiful glimpse of spring! Those purple/violets…I think they are vinca… My neighbor has a whole carpet of them in two different colors! I’ve admired them so much that she said that she will give me some cuttings for my own yard! Yay!

  • I love your garden! The purple is wonderful! You have many of the same flowers that I have, the vinca makes a wonderful ground cover, and is really pretty easy to control.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  • I’m not a huge fan of purple, but little miss Abby likes it. And I see it more and more in quilts, so it IS growing on me. your flowers are beautiful!

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