Post last updated: October 10th, 2018
I embrace all colors but my two favorite colors are navy blue and purple. Momma, however, had a list of colors that were totally unacceptable for any use. She didn’t like anything orange or brown, especially in clothing, and was forever trying to snatch out my yellow and orange flowered canna.
I can’t tell you how many times she told me “never come home with a red car.” I barely got away with putting burgundy carpet and window treatments in my house to go with my navy blue couch. Living in Poverty, that red car has now become very unlikely but my sister-in-law has one that is a feast for the eyes.
I mostly tried to respect Momma’s color aversions but now that she’s gone, well, I’ve got some red daylilies.
Even an orange one that came as a freebie with one of my daylily orders. It’s not a named daylily and I don’t like it a whole lot but I gotta tell you, it glows in the afternoon light.
And how about this reddish purple coleus?
I don’t think Momma ever had a purple flower unless one of the hydrangeas had the audacity to bloom purple. I went over-the-top with purple this spring.
More purple decorating came late in the summer when Target began discounting their garden goodies. As I recall, I got this metal butterfly for less than $2.00.
There were other purple daylilies I liked better, like the Mort Morss which is a very deep purple with white “sharks tooth” edges but the budget section of my brain screeched “No way!” One of these days, though, I’m gonna get me that Mort Morss.
I also had a purple-something-or-other that Cecelia gave me and Mexican Sage which I trimmed too much and it bloomed sparsely (lesson learned).
No doubt, my color selections are probably causing Momma’s urn to jump around on Poppie’s mantel.