08 June 2009

Purple Passion

I wish that I could take credit for consciously deciding that I'd plant all these purple flowering plants so that they would bloom together, but I can't. But boy, I'm really digging all these purple flowers blooming together right now. It's a bit hard to make out in the photo, but blooming from front to back is: Mexican oregano (Poliomintha longiflora), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), society garlic, and small blooms on the desert willow (Chilopsis linearis).

The cooling effect of the purple is quite nice on these hot days, and this might be my first experience having a bunch of plants blooming the same color. It's very calming (mental note).

Surprisingly, the Jerusalem sage still has a few bright yellow flowers (far right), which is a nice counterpoint to the purples.


TexasDeb said...

Very brave to admit you didn't plan the plethora of purple (sorry - I can't help myself). I tend to forget all about trying to plant a color scheme when I am at the nursery. I get distracted and act much more like a demented bee than anything else.

It is so lovely though. Viewing your photo I am determined to try and find a patch where I can try this out on my own.

Bonnie said...

I have the same issue with unconsciously buying many many purple blooming plants. but I guess it must happen for a reason and I do like the cool feeling of the color.