Even more purples and violets

More image dumps from the weekend…

Monkshood
more violets and purples

Monkshood up close
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The floating clouds of fall sedums. Piet Oudolf is big on umbel and umbel-like inflorescences. Note to self: I need more.
more violets and purples

I’ve got a nice patch of a cute little allium I thought I’d lost in the rock garden. Hard to shoot.
more violets and purples

And, of course, some more anemones
more violets and purples

more violets and purples

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4 thoughts on “Even more purples and violets”

  1. See, I think I have too much sedum. Maybe 10 different cultivars (dozens and dozens of plants in total), half are ground covers, but of the taller ones I have probably 8–and I keep snipping off stems and sticking them in the ground around the garden. But boy, I sure do like what they do in the fall, and the fact they are one of the first things to come up in spring is nice. Is that a fall onion, I presume? I think mine is ‘Ozawa’ (spelling?) and I sure do wish I had more.

  2. Benjamin: I think the popularity of ‘Autumn Joy’ makes us all feel guilty about liking sedums. And yeah — they’re fun early in the season, too. I’m going to have to try making more cuttings. I knew that was easy, but never tried it.

  3. I’m drooling over the monkshood. For some reason, I’ve been very much drawn to blue lately. Hmm.

    By the way, I agree with you (more!) and disagree with Benjamin. What is this notion of having “too many sedum” all about? How does one find themselves believing that such a ridiculous thought is even valid? :)

  4. I get the impression that Benjamin has way, way more sedum than we can even imagine. Would love to see a picture.

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