Friday, May 22, 2009
Blues & Purples in the Jarvis House Garden
Not the most exotic iris, but what a color! There are many blooms and leaves in the Jarvis Garden today that would be characterized as having a "blue or purple" quality.Wood Hyacinth.Cat Mint.Purple Columbine,and the usual lavender Columbine.Corn Flowers, named after the shape and color of its seeds, and very easy to naturalize.A late blooming tree like Azalea with a purple bloom that has a white "water mark."The ever faithful Perennial Geranium, which should be tucked in everywhere.This is a tall weed that invaded my garden. It is unbelievably difficult to remove, but fortunately it has a very nice Phlox like bloom and comes out in several shades of purple and white.Myrtle, the bluest flower of them all.The typical purple Rhododendron, beautiful in the shade and grows very tall.This is a very large Rhododendron which has a deep purple tongue. I planted it in the wrong spot, and it is crowding out the boxwood shrubs. I limbed it up last year and the flowers this year are showing me that I cannot take the chance of moving it.