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Purple and Pink Blooms

Guest Author - Connie Krochmal

My favorite color is purple, and in that respect Iím very lucky. There are so many kinds of purple flowers. Mix and match those with pink ones, and you have a match made in heaven. There is something so delightful when these two colors are combined.

Depending on the time of year, youíll find there are numerous kinds of purple and pink blooms.

For example, we can start in spring with purple bulbs and early blooming plants. Among these are anemone or Grecian wind flower, grape hyacinth, purple iris, freesia, squills, tulips, crocus. Depending where youíre located, lilacs, and wallflowers also tend to be early blooming. Later in the spring, there are flowering onions, hyacinths, and larkspur. Of the summer-blooming purples, the ones that readily come to mind are agapanthus, ageratum, dahlia, gladiolus, liatris, lily, phlox, scabious, statice, sweet pea, trachelium, and veronica. In certain cases, some kinds of purple flowers are grown year-round for cut flowers. These include alstroemeria, aster, mums, lisianthus, snapdragons, and stock.

Itís a simple matter to combine any of these purple or violet-blooming flowers with pink ones. The pink ones are available in various degrees of pink. Personally, I prefer the pale to medium tones. Dark and neon pinks can sometimes clash with purple.

For a mixed purple and pink bouquet, I also like to include ones with different shaped flowers. So for that reason I am careful to include some novelty-shaped ones like the scabious or pin cushion flower, and the sweet pea. These would add visual appeal due to the shapes of the flowers regardless of what color they are. Following the same principle, some of the spiky ones can add height with examples being lavender, gladiolus, snapdragon, and stock. By the same token, add contrast by including some flowers that add texture to the arrangement. With its fluffy or feathery flower clusters, the ageratum can soften a design. There are numerous kinds of asters available, and some of these also have a fluffy appearance.

Another approach to making a simple purple and pink design is to mix the color, but use all the same kind of flowers. As an example of this, you might choose various pink and purple-flowered mums.
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