I’ve begin to plan out the garden (again) for when the pool is complete.
I’ve been looking at purple-leaved plants for days. This morning, I ran over to Home Depot and grabbed three dwarf peach trees in a variety called “bonfire” which have burgundy foliage, and I’m also looking at a purple-leaf crabapple for another planting spot.
I don’t know why I’m suddenly so enamored of purple. It’s not something I ever wanted before. But now, I’m trying hard to rein in my enthusiasm.
At the same time, I’m also looking at painting my office a deep lavender. And upstairs, in the kid’s playroom where there is already an aubergine rug and cordovan-colored leather couches, I’m looking at amethyst-hue’d drapes.
I look down and notice that I am wearing a purple sweater.
I wish I knew what’s motivating this sudden rush to perse.