Didn’t expect more purple

Usually, I kill sage before it has chance to flower. This year is different.

Sage with caraway behind

As I had never seen sage flowers before, I had not known what to expect and was totally charmed when the buds burst yesterday. With purple being my favourite colour, I’m also tickled that I have yet another flower of this hue without planning such.

The other purple flowers are: phacelia, honesty, violets, tulips, forget-me-nots (okay, they might be blue!), hosta, hellebores, wood anemones and phlox. Now that I’ve made this list I’ll post this entry and then remember one or two more no doubt!

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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10 Responses to Didn’t expect more purple

  1. My sage died over winter 😦 and I have no idea why. I grow herbs for the flavours but most of them have such pretty flowers as a bonus!

  2. Carol anne says:

    so many nice flowers! That’s so cool! ❤

  3. Sage grow really well here. You would love it! I too love purple in a garden. It’s also my sister’s favorite color. I’m glad your garden is doing well. It’s fun when it sends out surprises.

    • Helen says:

      Do you know why sage might grow so well where you are, Alys?

      Yes, it’s such fun when the garden throws a surprise. And every year, the garden is different because of this. Last year was the first time forget-me-nots appeared and now they have spread 😊

      • I tried growing forget-me-nots. I’m happy to hear they are self-seeding in your garden. Aren’t they charming.

        Our climate is semi-arrid, so well suited for several sage varieties. They don’t like humidity. They can be grown indoors and out, though I’ve always grown outdoor plants.

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