Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The perfect purple

I love this deep shade of purple—it's just on the edge of being a blue. These grape hyacinth (muscari) blooms are small little spear heads of even smaller bell clusters but pack a punch in the garden when planted en masse... along a path or at the base of a planter. I particularly like placing the cut flowers in blue and white Chinese porcelain pieces. Nope, I couldn't imagine a spring without them. And why would I, when they are so easy to come by and grow? You can buy the bulbs and plant them in the fall, or buy flats of them in the spring to plant. That's now people... so get to a store and find them before they're all gone. You'll smile next spring when they bloom again. 

photos, Diane Carnevale

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