I've always found this colour so appealing. While buying plants at a nursery, my attention was drawn to the pretty mauve blooms of the star-fruit. It was planted in a large plastic container, and in the midst of myriad greens and browns, it stood out.... resplendent in mauve! I've posted the picture of Mexican heather before but can't resist posting again. Ditto with the wood sorrel below. I'd always considered these 'edible weeds' not deserving their own pot. But seeing the plant in others' blogposts changed my perception of weeds. With some plants there's only a thin dividing line between flower and weed. I don't know what this is called but the mauve blooms are tiny and pretty too! Even the stems are purplish and the variegation makes it look attractive. These are the mauves that I have now. My garlic vine died with all the water-logging during the rainy season. But a cutting has survived. It'll take some time for the mauve clusters to make their resurrected debut...Hopefully, I'll be able to post the photos--in mauves! And on to something else...With the change of season, the skies are all dressed up for the occasion! Orange rules...and how! The red bleeding hearts I'd posted earlier are baring their hearts out now. But somehow I feel they're baring their souls too!
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau