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Dare the purple in the garden!

Dare the purple in the garden!

Mixed with other similar colors, in small touches, at the edge or at the bottom of the massif, mauve certainly brings sweetness to plant compositions. It is also one of the colors that make a recipe in the vegetable patch where it brightens up the aromatic plant squares with subtlety. Isn't this the color chosen by chives, thyme or even mint when it comes time to flower? So let yourself be carried away by its charm and invite it wherever your heart tells you, because a color that borrows its name from a flower can only be a blessing in the garden.

Dare the purple in the garden


J-F. Mahé Again, the varieties intertwine to offer a new shades around the mauve of perennial geraniums.

Dare the purple in the garden


J-F. Mahé Lunar is a pretty perennial easy to cultivate and which appreciates the cool and shaded grounds. Take advantage in spring of its elegant flowering made of bouquets of small flowers with four petals, and then appreciate its very flat and translucent fruits which have earned it its nickname of Pope's Mint.

Dare the purple in the garden


J-F. Mahé Decorative garlic, at the various stages of its blooming, from the intense mauve of the flowers all blooming in this same color in more discreet touches at the end of the flowering.

Dare the purple in the garden


J-F. Mahé We appreciate it in omelets and salads, it is also an interesting ornamental plant, especially since it is of an easy culture and maintenance. Here is the chive, as you may have never seen it!

Dare the purple in the garden


J-F. Mahé Another aromatic whose taste and leaf are better known than flowering: thyme! To combine taste and aesthetic interest, plant several feet, for example at the edge of your crops. They will be nicely circumscribed while your favorite flavor will remain at your fingertips!

Dare the purple in the garden


J-F. Mahé If you know its foliage - so precious for enriching crops when it is used to make a vitamin manure -, you know less about its flowering which would go almost unnoticed as the comfrey is a bulky plant. However, it is charming and well worth being that we are interested in it all the more since the browsers find material for fantastic feasts!

Dare the purple in the garden


J-F. Mahé The aptly named mauve is both a flower in the fields and a flower in the gardens. Do you know its emollient and healing properties that make it precious for babies' skin?

Dare the purple in the garden


J-F. Mahé As light as stars shining at the end of their long thin stems, the flowers of the cosmos work wonders both in the garden and in the vegetable patch. And if the beautiful are available in several colors, it is in this pretty purple dress that they are the best known ... and perhaps the most appreciated!

Dare the purple in the garden


J-F. Mahé La bruyère supports many interpretations: left to itself, fiery and unruly as in nature, wisely brought back in a pot or used as the foreground of beds. It's up to you to cultivate it as you wish!