Purples and Pinks are strutting their stuff this week in my garden. From the bright hot pink blooms of this ornamental Crepe Myrtle tree to the the softer lavender blooms of Society Garlic. Crepe Myrtles are a commonly planted ornamental tree here and they bloom all summer long in shades of pink, red, white and lavender. Mine is one of the most common colors of all but I love it anyhow. It was an existing plant on the property when we purchased this house 14 years ago and one of only a handful that I kept. This Phlox is something I’ve had for a long time too and extremely tough. My Pineapple Lily (Eucomis comosa) is budding up. Isn’t this a fun plant?
Here’s another set of popular colors in my garden (yellow, orange & white). The Buddleia or Butterfly Bush is blooming a bit early this year, not complaining though. I moved my small pot of Profusion Zinnias & Sweet Alyssum into this larger container in the Woodland Garden. Now they can stretch their roots a bit further. 😉 Two of my biggest performers this week are Lantana ‘Miss Huff’ and Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susans). They both attract the butterflies and the Goldfinches love the seedhead on the Black-eyed Susans in the fall. Wish their was another Lantana that was hardy in my zone 7b garden. To see more Bloomin’ Tuesday posts or to join in this week please visit Ms Greenthumb.