This is what my Lilac bushes look like in bloom. Bumble bees and butterflies and birds are all over it. The smell is to die for :)

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10 low-maintenance perennials for the busy gardener! You can still have beautiful flower beds without spending a lot of time maintaining them.

10 Low-Maintenance Perennials

10 low-maintenance perennials for the busy gardener! You can still have beautiful flower beds without spending a lot of time maintaining them. Look at this gorgeous lavender/purple/violet-colored perennial border!

Purple flowers are a great way to add interest to your yard or landscape. See some of our favorite purple garden flowers!

70+ Beautiful Purple Flowers (Care & Growing Tips)

Purple smoke bush is often used as a garden specimen due to the purple-pink plumes and the purple leaves on some cultivars. It is highly drought tolerant. Common Names: Purple smoke bush, smokebush, smoketree, purple smoke tree.

I love rhododendrons, and have two in this beautiful shade of purple; however, they tend to get overgrown and "bushy." So, I trimmed out the entire bottom of mine, making the bush into a tree. I then planted some shade-loving plants beneath it. Everyone keeps asking me where I got those "trees!" ;)

Gorgeous rhododendrons in this beautiful shade of purple; they tend to get overgrown and "bushy." So, you can trimmed out the entire bottom making the bush into a tree; then planted some shade-loving plants beneath it.

You can actually change the color of your hydrangeas — making them pink, blue, or ethereal shades of periwinkle — by following these simple steps

This Trick Will Magically Turn the Shade of Your Hydrangeas

If you've ever admired a hydrangea bush blooming in all sorts of pastel shades, you'll be happy to know that the look is achieved by a simple science trick!

This plant has several name, depending on where you find yourself. In west Texas it's called Purple Sage; also known as: Texas Ranger Plant and in Arizona it is commonly called Purple Texas Sage. This plant needs no attention at all. It blooms when there is moisture in the air, thus announcing rain for us in drought-stricken areas. Grows in full sun.

The Texas Ranger Sage shrub/bushes are blooming all over Arizona! Pics of desert bushes painted with brilliant purple flowers!

Deer resistant, blooms all summer, nodding purple blue cups:  campanula

Campanula Birch Hybrid (Serbian Bellflower, Bellflower)

Heliotrope-best in smell-Gather some friends around heliotrope in bloom and ask what it smells like. Some say cherry pie, others say vanilla, and yet others say grapes. No matter what you think it smells like, you're sure to love the sweet, rich fragrance that emanates from the lovely clusters of purple, blue, or white flowers

The Best Fragrant Flowers for Your Garden

Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens) Prized for its sweet vanilla-tinged fragrance, heliotrope develops dense flower heads of purple or white in summer. Bring it indoors for the winter. >>Love the fragrance and color of heliotrope!

Purple Wisteria Tree (grows in zone 9) • Drought tolerant, so you don't have to water • Pest & disease resistant- no spraying! • Fragrant blooms you can smell from a distance

This beautiful Purple Wisteria Tree requires little water and produces fragrant blooms you can smell from a distance.

Princess Flower (Tibouchina Urvilleana):  Full sun: 6+ hours direct sun.  Ornamental evergreen shrub with satiny, deep purple flowers.  Bloom season: spring, summer, fall, winter.  Size: 12' H x 5' W.   Growth rate: fast.   Cold hardiness: 30-20 F.  Pruning: cut back hard in spring.  Fertilization: spring.   Quick to recover from freeze damage, blooms return in spring.

Princess Flower Latin Name: Tibouchina urvilleana. Great flowering bush for Florida.

Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst' Commonly known as the Beautyberry Bush. A must have shrub in the garden. Easy to grow with great color in the fall.

A Must Have In the Garden: Callicarpa Beautyberry Bush

Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst' Commonly known as the Beautyberry Bush. A must have shrub in the garden. Easy to grow with great color in the fall. A popular pin from Garden Matter.

Top 3 Purple Roses, Dark Purple Flower Bushes

The deepest purple roses, very dark purple flowers, names of roses that have deep shades of purple, with pictures

Garden Fragrance Galore! - Dianthus Firewitch - easy to grow groundcover for a sunny spot in the garden.

Garden Fragrance Galore - Dianthus 'Firewitch' - Easy to grow ground-cover for a sunny spot in the garden.

As a horticulturist, I often find myself recommending plants to people. I feel bad when I get asked for the impossible plants; something like an evergreen that flowers all year long, is hardy in Zone 3, loves deep shade, and deer won’t eat it. There is one incredible flower that I frequently recommend, though, because [...]

Everyone Should Plant Angelonia

As a horticulturist, I often find myself recommending plants to people. I feel bad when I get asked for the impossible plants; something like an evergreen that flowers all year long, is hardy in Zone loves deep shade, and deer won’t eat it.

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