Going purple

The garden is starting its purple phase.

This is how part of one flower bed looks:

siberian irises and birdbath

We also have some pale blue-purple amsonia in the front that is starting to bloom. I really like the feathery foliage. It makes a nice contrast to the sturdier leaves of other plants nearby.

amsonia may 2013

These alliums (bulgaricum) are delicate, too. Wonder how many globes we’ll get this time.


Not everything is purple, of course. The hostas are busting out. We’ve got all kinds, and last fall I added some yellow/blue ones from a neighbor. I’m still amazed that the deer haven’t found them and demolished them. The plants in this first one definitely could use some dividing and sharing, and the second one isn’t far behind.

lots of hostas



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