Friday, September 11, 2009

Blooming Friday~ Shades of Purple

Our hostess posted lilac colors for her Blooming Friday entry so I decided to follow her lead and share some of the different shades of purple that are currently blooming in my garden.

The lovely Buddleia 'Potter's Purple'(courtesy of a trade with Sweetbay) and a visiting Painted Lady butterfly.

The first flowers opening on Salvia leucantha, Mexican Bush Sage.

The ever blooming Perennial heliotrope

Another Sweetbay trade- Salvia greggii 'Diane'~ a very reddish purple.

A personal favorite for performance~ Salvia 'Indigo Spires'

Thanks to Katarina at roses and stuff for hosting Blooming Friday.


  1. Your lilac flowers are so pretty! Next year, I'm going to get a Buddleia for my garden - I think our butterflies will appreciate that.
    Exchanging plants with friends is a great way of remembering the donor.
    Happy Blooming Friday!

  2. Salvia's are such lovely flowers, in all different kinds of colous and shapes, and a great picture of your Buddleia with a visitor. You are lucky to be freinded with 'Sweet bay' I must say :)

  3. Hello!

    I feel just like Mia...
    and what a wonderful butterfly!

  4. Beautiful pictures for Blooming Friday! I especially like the heliotrope and Indigo Spires shots but all are beautiful. Wonderful capture of a lovely butterfly.

  5. Your photography is wonderful. You must be in zone 8 as I can not winter Mexican Sage. A wonderful blog.

  6. Your Saliva-pictures really are beautiful. I nearky can sent them! Have a nice week!

  7. Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing.