Over the years I’ve found that I need to have more and more purple flowers in my garden. They really liven the landscape of my patio garden.
I haven’t seen any occupants of this bird house for some time. The wild morning glories grew up and around it this year.
At least the weathered bird house I brought with me from Texas is getting some use.
Bindweed Or Morning Glory:
What is the difference between bindweed and morning glory?
Bindweeds are very closely related to the Convolvulus, or bindweed plants, which are perennial.
Bindweed plants grow from rhizomes or underground storage structures that spread the weed.
The wild morning glory flowers are short-lived. They open a rich blue in the morning. Then they become purple in the heat of the day and crumple and die that same evening.
But there can be a lot of them, and every flower gives birth to a seedpod that will drop its distinctive dark, little rock-like seeds onto the ground for next season.
Regardless of the fact that they spread like crazy, I still think these morning glories are beautiful on the patio. But then I favor purple flowers in a landscape.
Purple Flowers At The Nursery:
Every spring at the nursery I seek out purple flowers, such as petunias and pansies, and lighter shades of purple as well. Some of the lighter purple blooms are usually on verbena and allium plants, just to name a few.
Since the cold last winter killed my white clematis, I purchased a purple clematis this past spring, and it is beautiful when it blooms. Now it’s too hot for much to bloom however.
Purple flowers in a garden evoke a soothing feeling against the green leaves of plants.
It’s never been my favorite color when decorating indoors. But it’s definitely just about my favorite color of flower outdoors.
Meaning For Purple Flowers:
Did you know that there is a meaning for purple flowers? A royal color, purple flowers symbolize dignity, tradition and success. A bouquet containing purple flowers can be symbols of admiration and adoration.
Flowers that are blue-purple add weight to a flower border. They are useful for anchoring bright colors and for separating and defining others.
For maximum contrast, pair blue-purple with its complementary color yellow/orange.
When you look out across a garden, dark blue-purple flowers seem to recede into the shadows.