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.

8 comments:

Aparna

Truly purplicious. :)

Shilpa, sent you a mail with the name of the other flower of mine. Did you get it?

Soma

Beautiful!! let's have more of this.. looking forward to the next one.
Soma(www.ecurry.com)

Manisha

Shilpa, thanks for doing the round-up! You rock! I am really really thrilled with the response for the rebirth of Flower Fest - such beautiful purple flowers! W00t!

shilpa

Soma, I'm looking forward to the next one too. Aparna, I've just updated your entry.
Manisha, thanks!

bee

thank you, shilpa, for updating the post with our late entries. all the flowers here are gorgeous. purple is a striking colour!!!

- bee

Srivalli

wow..what a wonderful collection..you guys are rocking!...will have to catch up with this blog!.

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