yummy zinnias

Zinnia, Queen Red Lime by burpee: Exotic bicolor zinnia! - must plant this spring. I love zinnias!

Persian shield. Persian Shield is known botanically as Strobilanthes dyerianus. It is native to Burma and has 8-inch-long leaves that are iridescent in shades of purple, lilac and pink, with purple-maroon on the undersides. If those colors aren't awesome enough, the foliage looks like it has a light coat of silver electroplated to it.    Although newly in fashion. the plant has been used in gardens since Victorian times.

Purple leaves of a Persian shield plant. - Persian shield - can be grown outside as an annual or, as an indoor houseplant, it will bloom in winter.

purple peacock bouquet

Purple peacock bouquet - I love the flowers, I'd take the peacock feathers out though.

Lilac Forest...Beautiful

beautiful splash of purple hues- lilac, lavender, deep dark violet passions.


I have always wanted wisteria growing all around my house. Wisteria seems to love to live. It climbs onto everything like a beautiful, needy flower. Smells great too

Wisteria Tree, I want one

*want** Wisteria Tree. Planting one now. Just stake your Wisteria & keep it pruned back each year. The vine will eventually grow into a tree. I'd estimate this Wisteria tree to be over 20 years old.

Double lilacs

So beautiful! Syringa vulgaris, double purple lilac and white lilac, in antique glass pitcher

purple pastures

Beautiful color design wedding inspiration in shades of lavender and purple. If I just stay with vintage purple. The grey would be the groomsmen suits. Vintage pink can be accent color.

loving this distressed box.

Vintage Tool Box I love the look of this as a table centerpiece. The lilacs are so pretty. This is perfect for a summer get- together.

How to Dry Hydrangeas via Better Homes & Gardens

How to Dry Hydrangeas

How to Dry Hydrangeas via Better Homes & Gardens. Good-bye until next summer my sweet favorite flower :) The set up works for dried centerpieces too


cape cod hydrangeas and old weathered fence. The New Englander in me is craaaaaazy for hydrangeas.