Ya'll remember that nasty stuff Purple Passion? That grape juicy, sweet crap than came in two liter bottles spiked with what? Was that Everclear? Hoo-wee. Crazy bad.
Well I've traded in the Purple Passion for finer wines and tequila-n-tonics (la-tee-da), and my purple passions now are these two plants blooming now.
Thank goodness for the Mexican oregano and purple coneflowers. They are holding it all together right now, fighting against the drought with all of their might.
The coneflowers aren't as flush as they are in wet years, but still pop with color. And while some of the blooms are fading fading away, I have other plants that are just sending up buds. So, hopefully, we'll get the benefit of these purple passions for a few weeks more...