Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Flowers by Color - PURPLE

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Flowers by Color - PURPLE

This is my fourth post in a series featuring flowers by color.  For about nine weeks I will pick a different color and share my favorite flowers of that color (these lists are NOT a complete list of all flowers of that color, simply just my favorites).  This week is PURPLE flower week.

Certain featured flowers have links to previous posts on this blog - please feel free to click on these links to view the entire posts (they will be how-to-grow or maintenance posts).

Firstly, you will need to know the difference between annual, perennial & biennial:

Annual Plant - completes its lifecycle in one season/year.  By "lifecycle" I mean from germination to seed formation.  Here are some examples of annual plants:  green beans, petunia, sage, sunflower, morning glory and so much more.

Perennial Plant - lives for more than 2 years but produces seed in one season without dying afterward.  Some examples of perennials: most fruit trees like apple, vegetables like asparagus or leeks, day lilies, peonies and so much more.

Biennial Plant - 2 years to complete its lifecycle.  Examples are: parsley, caraway, foxglove, parsnips and so much more.

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This is a perennial tree-like plant.  It blooms in early spring and has a wonderful scent.  This plant is also available in lighter or darker purples, white and variegated varieties.
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This is perennial.  Sometimes it looks more blue than purple but most of the time it is more purple.  The best part of this flower is the smell.
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This is a perennial climbing vine - it has no scent but is stunningly beautiful.  There are different colored varieties but this one looks very purple in some lighting and then almost burgundy in other light.
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"Mauve Miracle" Rose
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This gorgeous hybrid is part of my dad's rose garden.  In certain lighting it can look a little pink but still definitely purple.

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Goji Berry Blossom
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This little lovely flower is actually a blossom to the goji berry plant.  It is so delicately detailed.
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Butterfly Bush
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I have a very small butterfly bush in my garden but these pictures were taken at the Toledo Zoo.  As you can see by the closest flower - the butterflies really do like this plant.

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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
This annual (or tender perennial) is supposed to be the most fragrant.  My husband loves the scent of this flower but I prefer the lavender scent.  I took this picture at the end of the season so it was already started to shrivel and turn brown - it is stunning when in full bloom.
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We learned how essential oils are extracted from flowers/leaves/roots.
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1 comment:

  1. I think purple flowers are my favorite ones. Stop by Thursday Favorite Things this week. You are featured.


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