Our gardens are our pride and joy, so it’s no surprise that we want to decorate them according to the seasons. But sometimes mere decoration isn’t enough, right? What can we do in that case? Well, my suggestion would be to embrace the flower power. We’ve already talked about some great flower alternatives for fall, such as gorgeous black flowers for the Halloween season. However, if you want to make your outdoor space a bit more colorful, then why not add some purple flowers into the mix? I don’t know about you, but for me purple is such an underrated fall color. So let’s go over some of the best purple plants and most gorgeous blooms in this equally as gorgeous hue.
Lavender, with its intoxicating fragrance and breathtaking purple blooms, is not just a garden staple but a sensory masterpiece. While it certainly adds a burst of color, its allure extends far beyond aesthetics. Lavender is a pollinator’s dream, attracting the gentle buzz of bees and the fluttering elegance of butterflies. In doing so, it becomes an active participant in nurturing a thriving garden ecosystem. But as you probably already know by many of out previous articles, Lavender is also a great addition for your DIY beauty products. That’s a win-win, if you ask me.
A Native Beauty The Purple Coneflower, a native of North America, presents a mesmerizing display of daisy-like purple petals embracing a prominent central cone. Its aesthetic appeal aside, this plant is a potent immune-boosting herb. Echinacea, derived from this very plant, has been a trusted component of herbal remedies for centuries. By cultivating Purple Coneflower in your garden, you not only add visual delight but also a natural wellness source right at your fingertips. You can also use this gorgeous flower to make teas and tinctures. They are not only delicious, but can also help you boost your immune system.
A Groundcover Gem For those who appreciate a groundcover that steals the show, Purple Heart is a gem waiting to be discovered. With its vibrant purple leaves cascading in a low, spreading growth pattern, it adds a dramatic touch to garden borders and walkways. Resilience is its middle name; it’s drought-tolerant and sturdy, making it a choice for those who crave visual impact without constant care. In the world of garden design, Purple Heart stands as an exemplar of how simplicity, combined with a vivid color palette, can elevate an outdoor space to a work of living art.
Splendor Alliums, characterized by their globe-like clusters of tiny purple flowers, bestow an element of whimsy and intrigue upon your garden. These unique blooms, sometimes petite and sometimes towering giants, cater to gardens of all sizes. Interestingly, these beauties are more than just a visual delight; they are known to deter common garden pests. By strategically placing Alliums in your garden, you are practicing a form of pest management that’s gentle, natural, and aligned with your vegan principles. Can’t get much better than that, right?