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!" ;)

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!" ;)

Purple Smoke Bush | Hardy in Zones 4-9, Full Sun, 12-15' Tall. Great accent planting, with pruning can also be used as an ornamental tree.

Purple Smoke Bush | Hardy in Zones 4-9, Full Sun, 12-15' Tall. Great accent planting, with pruning can also be used as an ornamental tree.

Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…

Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…

~~Blue Wish Dahlia | decorative, as the flowers open, the purple tipped, white petals turn a more uniform shade of lilac. This creates a very pretty effect, and as the flowers are large, the overall picture is an impressive one. Their soft coloring mixes easily with many other shades, but is especially suited to bolder purples, white and all shades of pink | by Alan Buckingham~~

~~Blue Wish Dahlia | decorative, as the flowers open, the purple tipped, white petals turn a more uniform shade of lilac. This creates a very pretty effect, and as the flowers are large, the overall picture is an impressive one. Their soft coloring mixes easily with many other shades, but is especially suited to bolder purples, white and all shades of pink | by Alan Buckingham~~

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

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

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin', Glasnevin Chilean Potato Bush, Glasnevin Potato Tree, Glasnevin Potato Vine, Solanum crispum 'Autumnale', evergreen shrub, evergreen potato vine, purple flowers

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin', Glasnevin Chilean Potato Bush, Glasnevin Potato Tree, Glasnevin Potato Vine, Solanum crispum 'Autumnale', evergreen shrub, evergreen potato vine, purple flowers

The Victorians labeled this bloom "beware," — which is actually appropriate, since they're quite poisonous.

What Do Your Valentine's Day Flowers Mean?

The Victorians labeled this bloom "beware," — which is actually appropriate, since they're quite poisonous.

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