Monday, September 13, 2010

Colors on Monday

Here it is Monday and time again for Colors on Monday. Today's color is purple. To see other participants click on the link on my sidebar.I love my little purple shamrock or officially known as oxalis. I like how it shows off it's pretty foliage and after awhile the foliage all dies back and the plant sleeps. It has little pink blooms too. You can find this plant with just green foliage too especially around St. Patrick's Day.This is a liatris bloom. This plant was new for me this year. It had about 4 spike with these little blooms on each.Here's a view with all the spikes blooming.
And lastly is a new iris I had bloom earlier this spring. Sorry I don't know which variety it is but it helped cheer up my pitiful looking garden this year.

Hope everyone has a great Purple Monday!!!



24 comments:

Darla said...

Lovely purples Susie, I hope this finds you doing well.

Janet said...

Lovely purple flowers in your garden. That's where most of my purples are today too. The liatris is new to me. Happy Monday!

Daisy said...

What lovely and unique flowers, Susie. I've never seen the liatris before. Happy Purple Monday to you! :-)

Dorothy said...

Good Morning Susie! What pretty purples you've posted today! Love that Iris!

Dorothy said...

Good Morning Susie! What pretty purples you've posted today! Love that Iris!

Jen said...

Happy Monday Susie!!
I just knew you were growing some purple! :D
Have a great week!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Susie, Love your purples this morning... My favorite purple I think are our Irises... Love the one you featured today.

Have a great week.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mildred said...

Morning Susie, Such pretty purple plants today! The iris is stunning. Hope this is the start of a good week.

leavesnbloom said...

Susie yellow and purple is a favourite combination of mine - so that Iris is a real treat to see. Liatris didn't like my heavy soil and I really miss those pretty flowers.

Mildred said...

I am having trouble leaving comments today. Happy Monday. Love your flowers, especially that Iris. It's a beauty! Hope this is the start of a good week.

Jacquie said...

Purple is one of my favorite colors...especially in nature!!

Margaret said...

I have liatris by my pond, and love it. Your iris is beautiful. You don't see yellow and purple together that often on an iris. Very pretty!
Lovely shamrock, too.

Ben said...

It is amazing how many purple plants are showing up today, and how they all seem so different, yours included! I like the purple shamrock.

George said...

I like all of these purple blossoms, but the iris is something special. I wouldn't mind having that in our garden.

SusanB-knits said...

Great purples! I love the iris. My mother always had purple iris in her flower garden.

Becky said...

Hi sister!!! I enjoyed all your purpleness!!! I hope you are having a FANTABULOUS week!!!

Meadowview Thymes said...

Pretty purple! My favorite summer purple is Angelonia. That plant is the best thing to come around in a while. I plan to get more next year. I just hate that it is an annual though.
Happy Purple Monday (a day late!) :)

Rosey said...

I like the Iris!
Purple is numero uno in my book.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I luv shamrock.

Wow, that is one gorgeous iris!

Cassie said...

I never knew a purple shamrock!! Cool. I was so pleased to hear the intro music for Fernando Ortago's song here. Give Me Jesus is one of my all time favorite songs. Fernando used to come and play at our church in Phoenix before he became so well known. What a swell servant of God he is.

KathyB. said...

Liatris is a nice plant to have in the garden, it blooms every year here, sometimes quite tall, and this year it reached only about 12-14 inches tall.

Isn't it nice to have flowers blooming now and on into the Fall? Your iris does perk up the garden.

Rose said...

A lovely iris, Susie! Thanks for reminding me of the common name for oxalis--a friend and I were trying to think of this the other day and neither of us could remember:) Purple is a great color in the garden.

TC said...

Is this a new meme Ms. Susie? Lovely pictures.

Deb said...

I love purple...you have great photos...