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!

Smoke bush: red/purple in spring, deep purple in summer, red/orange in fall. Drought tolerant.

Smoke bush: red/purple in spring, deep purple in summer, red/orange in fall. Most widely known for its large billowing summer blooms that have a puffy cloud-like or "smoky" appearance.

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)

Tuck this early blooming bee balm into the front of your flower border to create a colorful swath of magenta purple flowers. Butterflies and hummingbirds adore Leading Lady Plum monarda! Hardy to zone 4 too.

'Leading Lady Plum' - Bee Balm - Monarda hybrid

These vivid fuchsia purple flowers top a dwarf, compact mound of deep green foliage. An easy way to invite pollinators such as bees and hummingbirds to visit.

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.

Bougainvillea Plant Tips & Varieties Bougainvillea is one of Australia’s most vibrant sun loving, drought tolerant vigorous sprawling climbers that grow with neglect mostly blooming throughout spring, summer and autumn. It is a resilient and massively floriferous plant found almost in every part of the world with over 18 species, this flowering bush originates from read more

Bougainvillea Plant Tips & Varieties Bougainvillea is one of Australia’s most vibrant sun loving, drought tolerant vigorous sprawling climbers that grow with neglect mostly blooming throughout spring, summer and autumn. It is a resilient and massively flo

Black Knight Butterfly Bush - Graceful trusses smothered with dark purple flowers from midsummer to fall attract flocks of butterflies. 6-8' tall with a similar spread. Ships in a 4" pot. Zones 4-9 Buddleia davidii ‘Black Knight’...the photo does not do this beautiful plant justice...dark almost black flowerettes with hearts of bright magenta.

Graceful trusses smothered with dark purple flowers from midsummer to fall attract flocks of butterflies. tall with a similar spread. Ships in a pot. Zones Buddleia davidii ‘Black Knight’ Not available in OR

Heliotrope provides a sweet vanilla-tinged fragrance for your garden: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/design/color/purple-flower-garden-ideas/?socsrc=bhgpin071514heliotrope&page=2

Best Purple 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 perennials that bloom all summer PC Campanula Purple Get Mee: The purple blooms on this perennial are ...

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purple perennials that bloom all summer PC Campanula Purple Get Mee: The purple blooms on this perennial are .

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