In The Garden: Purple Queens

I enjoy gardening a lot. You would be surprised also, how many people enjoy having a garden, yet they don’t want to bother with the work that goes into planting, and maintenance. That is where I would come in, with my buckets, shovels, and hoes.

The flowers or perhaps ground cover pictured above are called Purple Queens, Tradescantia Pallida, the Purple Heart Wandering Jew, here in America. They originated in eastern Mexico. They are very easy to grow. Even the stems are purple, and they have velvety purple leaves and small, light purple flowers. These Purple Queens give off a calming effect in gardens.

The best thing about them, is they are practically indestructible, and some of the best plants for beginners to grow. You need to opt for bright light conditions, and they are hardy to 10 degrees. These flowers will come back, here in the United States, year after year. And the fun part about these, is all you need to do, is break a piece off of the stem and plant it in the ground, and it will start growing again. I transplanted these plants to under this tree, pictured below.

So, next year, if you are looking to add some purple color to your garden, why not try some of these. You can order them off of Ebay, and Etsy, or look in your local gardening store.

If you love to garden like I do, and you have the time, put a smile on an elderly persons face, by offering to care for their garden. Its fun to do, and I enjoy making the world beautiful!


In the Garden

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