It is amazing to me
How each spring
The same plants emerge from their winter’s sleep
To create my garden
I am surprised by what happens
In my own backyard.
This “I can’t believe how late spring is” year
I am struck by the seemingly endless shades
I know that I have 2 new shades
Of purple Iris.
Plus the standard deep purple
And it seems the Columbine
Has a trifecta of purple.
Then there is my mystery wild Orchid
And the last of the Violas
Before the heat of summer knocks them out
There’s a rich purple in this year’s
Mixed Lettuce greens.
And a new purple in the Alliums
Planted last fall
After seeing Kristina’s great Allium seed pods.
I also have a new lilac bush
Small…but covered with blooms.
Add to them the purple Rose I planted last year
Could it be
That purple is the “new pink”
Of my early spring garden?
Not for long
Peonies and Roses can’t be far behind!
Enjoy the week,