I went out to check the flower gardens.  Yes, we have three of them.  The theme seemed to be the color purple.  So many beauties clad in royal purple.  It started with the cone flower.


This year, Sylvia decided to go with purple salvia instead of her usual red.  While not as bold, the purple has added a bit more elegance in my opinion.


The purple that is most apt to attract your attention as you approach our door is the petunias.  I’ve always had a fondness for these and this year even more so.


No pictures of the vegetable garden today.  It’s not very pretty but we’re still harvesting carrots, beets, jalapeños and a few green beans.

The forecast shows no frost for us in the near future.  First frost could come later that usual, which is okay by me.

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About Chuck

I am retired after a career in electronics and in publishing. Today, my wife of 50+ years, Sylvia, and I live in a house on a hill beside a dirt road in rural west Michigan. We enjoy living in this country environment where livestock and wild life out number the human population.

10 thoughts on “Purple

  1. My garden seems to bloom in color schemes..purples, then yellows, then reds and oranges and then ends in purples again.

    I like coneflowers. They bloom endlessly and the birds enjoy the deadheads at the end of the season. Flowers that have actual purpose are a bonus I think.

    • That’s a great way to manage your garden for the changing color schemes. Cone flowers are nice, and that’s for sure. That may be one of the flowers you gave Sylvia when you visited us. :tiphat:

  2. Lovely Cone flowers…always a favorite of mine. It really stands out with the red-orange cone and the purple petals!!!

    • Sylvia doesn’t like them so much, because the take over their corner of the flower garden. I do like them because the look good and they blossom for some time.

    • For me, September and early October is the best part of the year. Part of that is harvest time–particularly apples. I love the smell of fresh picked apples.

  3. So many flowers in glorious bloom later than usual this year. I even have a purple Clematis that have re-bloomed. Not as prolific as last Spring yet a treat to enjoy a second time.

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