A Purple & White Garden

I love to garden and even though I have tons of things I need to be doing inside the new house I can't resist going outside to play!
 Lots of trees have been trimmed and my teenage son has been digging up ugly bushes.
 But the most fun is planting new plants!
I am planning a purple and white Mediterranean garden. Here are a few things I've put in so far.



Salvia* Lavender*Salvia*Catmint


Catmint*Purslane*Butterfly Bush*Variegated Thyme

Linking up to:
Fishtail Cottage Garden Party

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous combination Lisa. So summery and pretty.
    Kris

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  2. I love the flowers you chose! I have a butterfly bush too, but mine is getting scraggly looking. Your salvia should do really well in our heat. I don't think I've ever seen variegated thyme, but it's very pretty!

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  3. Oh I love all of those plants. I think they will look beautiful all together. I like how you're going with a theme.

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  4. I think I'm going to have to copy you (again). I love the white flowers

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  5. Sorry...tried to leave a message,,,

    I love all your pretty plants. I've been wanting to try catmint. I hope I can find a place that has it!!

    Jane xx

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  6. Such pretty flowers ~ it's going to look really beautiful, Lisa!

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  7. Such a pretty colour combination and you've choses wisely. I bet it's gorgeous.

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  8. It's hard to stay inside and do the grunt work of unpacking when beautiful flowers are calling! Can't wait to see your garden in its full glory - love the plants you're putting in it!

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  9. So pretty! I don't know about Catmint - have to check it out. You'll be so glad you've made the flowers a priority. It's been a year since we planted all of ours and it's already beautiful!

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  10. Beautiful selections Lisa!

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  11. The plans for your purple and white Mediterranean garden sound lovely and looks like you are off to a good start. I'm a new gardener with my first little kitchen garden. Tiny tomatoes and peppers are starting to appear and I just can't tell you how excited that makes me!

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  12. Wonderful idea. I'm with you about going outside to play. I can't understand why people call it yard work. It's so relaxing to plant and groom and make something lovely, plus the fresh air and exercise. Heaven.

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  13. Very pretty! I too gravitate towards the purple and white plants. They are my favorites! Your garden will be beautiful!

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  14. Hi Lisa,
    I love your choices, I too have planted some catmint and love it.
    I can't wait to see you full progress.

    I ent back to some of your older postings and noticed you dresser /chest for a TV, stand? I too use dressers for TV stands as well as buffets, now I have added a cabinet to the same buffet that held the TV so now my TV is sitting on the floor until I get another dresser completed this weekend.
    I love those made in Mexico pieces that all are so recognized for the company and style they are. The new drawer pulls are great, I was thinking of doing this same style in my kitchen on the cabinet drawers, I so need to make a day of shopping Anthropologie for great knobs and pulls. I had a piece with those same pulls as your new dresser and they are really strange to pull out and once you do it's impossible to use the hardware ever again do to how would one attach them to anything.

    Lisa, I love the fire place wall of stone, it looks like someone had painted the stone, giving it that Nordic French feel. I love this kind of stone wall covering a whole bank of wall space. Are you opposed to white walls, and paint that crown molding the same white above the rock to blend it into the rock so it disappears? I love when I see the darker floors with the walls all white, and the room staged with white seating and accents of wood pieces here and there as you have done with the new TV chest. I think the rock would seamlessly blend into the wall adding a grand feeling to all the rock and a European feel to the pieces you add here and there. I really think with the dark floors the beauty of the room would stand out and that fire place wall would end up being a favorite addition to the white room.
    Just a thought, I know you had colour on your last walls of your home, but this time you could pull off white due to the dark floors and that amazing fireplace stoned wall. It may not feel amazing right now but painting all the walls white and the molding would blend the stone into the wall and this would make a huge inpac to the room. It would take the guess work out of what colour to paint and make a perfect backdrop for the beauty you add to the room. This is one time you could really look like you have colour due to the rock wall. I so wish this room and fire place wall were in my small cottage home, white it would be.
    Sorry, to take over your design job, but the interior designer in me couldn't help! It's the stone that sold me on white and those dark floors.

    See you soon Lisa,
    Enjoy that new home. Cannot wait to see your paint choice ( White !! ) he he! :)

    Xoxo
    Thank you for joying my day with a visit to me!

    Dore

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  15. Beautiful blooms....love the color combination! Can't wait to see more :o)
    ~Des

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  16. Gorgeous assortment of flowers! :)
    Susan

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  17. That is going to be one gorgeous spring! xxx

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  18. You did a great jobs on your curb appeal, I have to get started on redoing my walk way and garden area,! Thanks for the post great motivation.
    Wonderful Garden

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  19. What pretty choices for your garden! I am already planning mine for next year too!As I planted mine this year I under thought what I really need.And that is more flowers to cut and bring inside.Next year I want to plant a cutting garden :-)

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  20. Lisa...I apologize for not being by. Summer!! It gets the best of me! I didn't know you had moved. Are you still in Texas? How exciting to have a new home but I'm sure it's a lot of work. Your garden is looking beautiful. I have been seeing more and more of catmint and I had never heard of it before! My garden at the lake is pink and purple with some yellow thrown in.

    I'm going to backtrack and read some older posts. I hope to be back in the blogging swing of things soon! :)

    Jane xx

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