Friday, November 23, 2012

Shades of Purple

 

Well I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving with family or friends.
It was a beautiful day yesterday here in Ohio with sunny skies and a temperature of 65 degrees. It felt more like spring than late fall and we took advantage of it before the rain and cold comes back in today.
Everyone can work off all the Thanksgiving meals and goodies today fighting the traffic and the long lines.
Being ‘Black Friday’ I hope everyone survives the lines and stampedes in the stores.

Alyssum_2012

Now that the weather has been cooler and we had some rains the alyssum in the big containers is looking better than it did all summer. It was just too hot and dry for it during the summer.

BeautyBerry_2012

The Beauty Bush, ‘Profusion’  adds some color to a rainy day.

 Violet_Autumnal

Indoors the African Violets are blooming. These will be the first blooms from ‘Autumnal’.

Violets

“Wranglers Dixie’ has been around and blooming for two years now. I love its frosty or sparkling blooms that looks like Fairy Dust or sugar upon them.

Violet_Frosty

Everyone have a wonderful weekend and….

Happy Gardening,

Lona

 

 

14 comments:

Sunray Gardens said...

Very pretty Lona. I love that Dixie, does look like sugar sprinkled all over it. Hope your Thanksgiving was nice.
Cher Sunray Gardens

FlowerLady said...

What lovely purple blooms.

Hope your weekend is filled with love and peace.

FlowerLady

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I always love your photography, especially those berries...have to get us a Callicarpa, I am going to put it on my list.

Jen

Giga said...

Piękne fioletowe i rośliny i zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful purple and plants and pictures. Yours.

Bernie H said...

I just love purple blooms and you've got such lovely ones on show right now.

It's great to hear you had such a lovely Thanksgiving day.

cherry said...

loving the purple.. Hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving..
We had some of that sunshine and warmth today but the cold is on it's way.. hugs, Cherry

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Amazing how the bloom sparkle like that.
Such a pretty collection of purple blooms today.
Thanksgiving was good to us. Nice weather here too.

RobinL said...

The only Black Friday shopping I do is online. I got to work late this year, and it was a piece of cake compared to the early shift. Love your purples! Wasn't yesterday just perfect weather? Thanksgiving is often so cold and dreary, but that was incredible.

Balisha said...

Hi Lona...I'm so thankful for our online friendship this year. I've been able to go on "jaunts" with you and your daughter...visiting places I'll never go. Also, I have enjoyed your gorgeous pictures of flowers in your yard and now the houseplants. You have a very green thumb.
Balisha

HolleyGarden said...

I love purple, and your photos are just gorgeous. The beauty bush looks so pretty, and your violet really does look like it's dusted with sugar - good enough to eat!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

I have tried african violets many times and I just can't seem to get it right. Yours are beautiful! I think I will venture out to shop today hoping to avoid the stampede.

Eileen

Joe Todd said...

Love your flowers/photos..Staying around home a little more. I don't like to venture in the woods during hunting season but am afraid I'll get a case of "Cabin Fever" LOL

Kathleen said...

Your weather sounds great. Enjoy! Also, your photos are amazing!

I stayed away from the shopping & all the crowds. Just can't get excited about it so I usually end up being a Dec shopper. But I did make progress on decorating ~ yay!
Have a good week Lona.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hey there Lona girl !
Glad you liked the e-mail (I don't want to send all sorts of nonsense but I thought that one was sweet)
What weird weather eh ? .. who knows what kind of winter we will have ..
On line is what I do a bit of too like Robin .. who wants to be in those line ups even in Canada !eh!
Joy : )