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Purple In The Garden

Decorating outside, to me, is just as important as decorating inside. I love to try new colors, and right now, purple is one of my favorite looks outdoors. 

Look at this one. So pretty. With vines creeping and climbing around the shutters.

And purple flowers. I LOVE shades of purple and lavender in the garden.

And it's even better if we're talking about those low-maintenance perennials that come back year after year like this one from Landscape Design Advice.

How about this purple bench project by the truly talented Creative Country Mom?

I adore the purple alliums in this garden. I've got to plant some of these beauties.

A deeply rich purple door. Paint an old door a favorite color and prop it outdoors for a truly whimsical look. 

A border of purple mums in the fall. Surrounding purple and green kale. A beautiful sight.

What are your favorite colors in the garden this year?

I'll be back with Tweak It this afternoon.
Brenda Pruitt
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  1. I've got to say my favourite colors are always lime green, chartreuse that shocking limey greenish yellow tinged shade. Up here in the Okanagan there is soooo much brown, and blah that you need a touch of contrast. And I"m in the garden center always searching for that color. Love the purple touches, every garden needs a few bright spots and those do work well.


  2. Well, after seeing the inspiration photos...I'm thinking I need some purple, too...stunning!

  3. Wonderful inspiration that you have pulled together Brenda! We just planted a purple clematis vine and a purple lilac over the weekend ;-) Hope you are having a peaceful day.

  4. I love that dark purple salvia next to pale pink geraniums.

  5. Salvia and gomphrena are two of my favorite purple plants. I really love all of them. :)

  6. the purple in the gardens is just breathtaking...of all of it, I'd love to do the door. so magical...looks like it could lead either to a Secret Garden or Alice in Wonderland.

  7. A friend of mine has an amazing garden with an evolving colour palatte. Earlier in the season his garden is a riot of colour but as the dog days of summer arrive, his garden cools down to the purples blues and whites. He says he finds it much more visually cooling in high temps. I don't have the creativity he has. It's pink and white for me. Your photos have made me want an old door to place up against my hedge. Purple, of course, now.

  8. Blue! I'm a pushover for blue flowers of any kind. Put next to orange to make them pop :)

  9. I have a friend here in Fairhope who painted her cottage a soft lavender and her purple flowers always make it look so magical and FUN!!!

  10. Purple is my favorite color, so I always have lots of it. I love purple and orange together. I plant purple and orange daylilies together, and purple and lime green Zinnias together. I Have a bunch of the purple globe alliums blooming now...

  11. I love purple, lime green and orange together!

  12. Those purple garden pieces are beautiful. I have noticed an unintentional red/yellow trend in my garden this year... BUT - I've painted a patio table a bright aqua color, and I'm hoping to add other bright elements... no real plan, just adding as I go...

  13. I have to admit I am not a huge fan of purple, but I do like some pale purple flowers. xo Laura

  14. I had pretty much made up my mind that I was sticking to some pink geraniums and white alyssum this year, but all this gorgeous purple may just change my mind!!!!

  15. So gorgeous, Brenda!! I've always loved purple flowers in the garden, but here the purple paintwork is looking really pretty too :) Thanks for the inspiring pictures.
    Happy new week.
    Helen xox

  16. Right now the lilacs are blooming here so I am enjoying their purple beauty and fantastic fragrance.

    Wow, those purple alliums are breath-taking!

  17. The colors on these beautiful flowers look too vivid to be true, don't they?

  18. very pretty! I just wish we all had the yard and the money to create that. It would cost a fortune.

  19. Love al the purple pictures. Just beautiful.

  20. Beautiful photos..,so pretty!!

  21. Oh WOW yum!! I love colour in my garden and the purple is wicked. I have bright blue happening which looks alot better in Summer. and we are now close to Winter.

  22. I don't have purple in my house, but I love purple and yellow flowers together outside and have some petunias in those colors. I love most any color of flower.

  23. I am drawn to red for some reason. Love red geraniums. <3
    Beautiful pictures, especially the purple door!

  24. I love purple too and recently picked up a vintage purple dress with flowers on it and loved wearing it! Gorgeous and inspiring images dear Brenda! Love! I will always love red and yellow but I love so many other colors too! But you knew that. ;) Happy Tuesday to you!



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