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February 3, 2014

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.

From → Garden

One Comment
  1. The Editors of Garden Variety permalink

    It happens to me occasionally as well so I just go with it. Luckily I have a husband that indulges my creative moments.

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