Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Purple Perennial Plethora

Well perhaps predominately purple perennials. There are so many beautiful perennials in bloom at this time of year. Lilac (below) is one of my favorites and this dark purple one with white edges was the personification of perfumed perfection.


Rhododendrons and irises are also prominent in purple, plum and puce tones.

Spiderwort (below)  with pointed purple petals has a fluffy centre and yellow heart shaped anthers.

Columbines have always reminded me of English country gardens with their beautiful perennial borders.

Pretty purple petals

Lupins pop up in profusion in parks and private and public gardens, another perennial favorite of mine!

I am pleased but perplexed by this next flower, it reminds me a little of bee balm and also laitrus but I don't think it is either, perhaps I can a-peal to a plant person to provide this one with a proper name.

Thanks to Carol, the above identified as Hyssop.

Cornflowers above and below; pointy, playful pastel colours.

Cransbill Geranium:

This pinstriped purple and yellow iris is stunning against a poppy.

This poppy is just  left with its purple hat and scarf, after its petals have fallen.

The look of Columbine but?


A rose, or is it?

Pretty, petite but alas unknown to me.

At first I thought this feeder visitor was a Purple Finch to finish off my purple post, but I think he is more likely a House Finch.  



pigging out



 I hope you have enjoyed my alliterative purple posy post, just a portion of the purple petals I photographed.
New from my studio this week is a pink not purple offering that I have named "Triple Crown":
I used a new (to me) colour in this one called Opera - pinky mauve perfection.

It is a watercolour of course, for more information follow this link:

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 Happy Whimsy Wednesday, until next time ..............