Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Garden so Pretty in Purple

What is your favorite garden color?

I walked around my home garden the other day, and had to conclude my favorite color is purple.  Let's take a little stroll, shall we?

I picked this up at the Otsiningo Park farmers market the beginning of this summer.  I've never seen a coleus before or since that looked like this, with such narrow leaves.  I'm trying to root some of it now for growing indoors in the winter.  I asked the vendor what variety this was, as it didn't come with a tag, and she had no idea.  Can anyone solve this mystery?
Persian shield. (Strobilanthes).  We've had this plant since the flood of 2011-it was a flood refugee from a flooded garden center, and we've been able to root new cuttings and overwinter since.  The original plant is in my office but looking straggly after three years.
Purple basil.


A purple bell pepper.
An ornamental purple pepper (beware, these peppers are HOT).



And finally, a purple mustard.

I haven't even shown you all the purple plants or flowers I have.  

What is your favorite garden color?

9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. I might have said red is my favorite before this post. I think you've convinced me that purple is my favorite. So pretty.

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    1. Thanks - I never thought I had so much purple around the house!

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  2. Oh, I have the purple mustard. I didn't know what it was called. I love the orange colour of the flowers of cukes and squashes.

    Lily

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    1. We've grown both Osaka Purple and Red Giant mustard. That might be Red Giant but the Red really was more purple.

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  3. Gorgeous - I think I'm now a big fan of purple! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Thank you. I work with someone who loves everything purple - and I just noticed all the purple on my blog.

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  4. I don't think I have a fav garden color. But I do name my flower beds. The next one I'll be working on "GOOD WILL) it going to be mainly flower bushes. In red, white, and blue.
    Coffee is on

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