I'm also a huge fan of purple. On foliage more than flowers. I think my very favorite color must be the purple of royal purple smoke tree leaves:http://www.flickr.com/photos/afrjva/277358855/In my garden, I like seeing mainly sunset hues, with some blue and yellowy green (honeysuckle, gingko) to punch things up. My favorite garden colors:--Purple (smoke tree, purple barberry, beautyberry berries, alliums, salvia)--Orange (canna flowers, miscanthus, carex, striped nz flax)--Blue (blue oat grass, ceanothus flowers, viburnum berries)--Brown (sedge, euphorbia, fennel, canna leaves)Pink, yellow, and red flowers often look silly, overly feminine, and trite to me. And here in the Evergreen State, we're always surrounded by green; the green deliberated planted in gardens sometimes seems superfluous. I'd be perfectly happy to have a garden full of purple foliage, if only it would stay all year long.
That sounds like a lovely garden!
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