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Belle de Crecy, a Gallica rose. Possibly originated at the home of Madame de Pompadour, mistress of Louis XV. Bold violet that ages into an almost grey blue.

~Iris 'Black Tie Affair.' ....(KO) Favorite since childhood. My Mom grew them near our back garden gate. They were purple, too. So pretty.

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Blue Vein’ -Unusual for its lovely shade of orange and fascinating for the refined blue veining that develops on the petals as they age – this new sweet pea is certainly one to covet.