Round-up for Purple

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Do you know what time it is? Yes! It’s time to round-up all those purplicious flowers we have received! Thanks folks for coming up with these beauties to kick-start this new season at Flower Festival.

Here’s the round up for the color purple:

Orchid from Gini

Gini sends us this delicate Orchid (Spathoglottis Plicata) from her mother’s garden in Kerala.

Aster from Aparna

Aparna from My Diverse Kitchen sends us these pretty Aster flowers that were a gift for her husband.

She also sends in Purple Shamrock (Oxalis regnellii) as her second entry.

Verbena from TBC

Budding Cook, TBC sends us this lovely Moss Verbena (Verbena tenuisecta) that she found in Hershey Gardens in PA

Wild Brinjal and Milkweed from Shilpa

Shilpa has the star shaped flowers of the Wild Brinjal or Purple Fruited Pea Eggplant as her first contribution.

She also sends us Milkweed (Calotropis gigantea), a common Indian wildflower, that she found on her morning walk.

Butterfly Bush from Cherry Blossoms

Our blogger over at Cherry Blossoms sends us a picture of this gorgeous Butterfly Bush (Buddleja davidii)

Hydrangea and Iris from Soma

Soma from eCurry has contributed two gorgeous purple flowers for us. She sends us this Hydrangea variety from her front yard.

And as her second entry she sends us this purple Iris that she found at the Dallas Arboretum.

Chicory from Ashwini

Konkani Foodie, Ashwini has this edible beauty, Chicory, that she found on one of her trips.

Purple Tedra and Lotus from Madhuli

Madhuli at My Food Court pitches in with these two beautiful pictures of Purple Tedra (Impatiens lawji) and Purple Lotus (Nelumbo Nucifera)

Hibiscus and Orchid from Asha

Asha has these two pretty flowers for us from her garden, Hibiscus and Orchid Dendrobium.

Wild Bergamot or Purple Bee Balm from Manisha

Manisha has these beautiful Wild Bergamot or Purple Bee Balm that she found on a hike in Boulder Mountain Park.

Verbena from Anita

Mad Tea Party's Anita sends us these beautiful Verbena from her terrace garden.

Salvia and Potato Flowers

Bee and Jai from Jugalbandi send us the perfectly purple Salvia and Potato flowers from their garden.

This brings us to the end of this round up for purple. Thank You once again everyone for your help in reviving Flower Fest. Stay tuned to find out which color is up next.

If you would like to participate in the Flower Festival, send in your photographs, doodles, paintings or sketches to flowerfestival[at]gmail[dot]com. Check this post for more information.


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Purple is a general term used in English for the range of shades of color occurring between red and blue. In additive light combinations it occurs by mixing the primary colors red and blue in varying proportions.

Color: Purple
Entries per blog: 2
Deadline: August 25, 2009
  1. Write a post on your blog with a picture of your purple flower and link to this announcement in your post.
  2. Your purple flower must be identified using its botanical name or common name. Either will do. Both is terrific! If you need help identifying your flowers, upload a picture to your Flickr account and send it to the group ID Please asking for help.
  3. Paint, sketch, doodle, photograph. The choice is yours.
  4. Please include the Flower Fest logo in your post. You can download it by clicking here. (We also have a .gif with a transparent background, if you would prefer to use that. This does not render well on dark backgrounds.)
  5. Then, drop us an email at flowerfestival [at] gmail [dot] com with the following information:
    • Your name / nickname / blogger handle
    • A permanent link to your post with a picture of the flower
    • Do this before the deadline. The first deadline is August 25, 2009.
  6. A round-up will be posted within a couple of days after the deadline.
  7. Not a blogger? No worries. Send an email with your picture to flowerfestival[at]gmail[dot]com. Don't forget to include the name of your fower, botanical or common, and we'll include it in the round-up.
Looking forward to your purplicious entries!