There's a flower challenge I see

@allknowing (65247)
India
January 27, 2016 5:36pm CST
Let me join this challenge started by @Raelove Gardening is my passion and I am at a loss to see which flower would get prominence. I have chosen the garlic vine - Mansoa alliacea. I like its purple colour This creeper overpowers every other flower in our garden when it makes up its mind to appear which is twice in the year. Do you have purple flowers in your garden?
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
27 Jan 16
We have some purple irises, but I couldn't find a photo of one of them, just these that have a purple hue to part of the petals
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@allknowing (65247)
• India
27 Jan 16
I have a folder dedicated to my garden flowers. Here's one more purple flower
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
27 Jan 16
That is a pretty flower. I live in an apartment, so don't have a garden
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@Raelove (16813)
• Saco, Maine
28 Jan 16
I live in an apartment, too, but I garden in pots that I put outside once the weather warms up.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Jan 16
Very pretty, I have never heard of these before.
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@allknowing (65247)
• India
28 Jan 16
These grow easily here. Just a cutting will do. The leaves smell of garlic.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Jan 16
@allknowing And do the flowers have a garlic smell as well?
@allknowing (65247)
• India
28 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 Flowers do not have that odour. This plant has many health properties but I have not used it so far. You can see the creeper here.
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
28 Jan 16
The only purple flowers I have in my garden are pansies. I have planted tulips but they are not yet in bloom, I do not know which colors they are.
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@allknowing (65247)
• India
28 Jan 16
Talking about Tulips I was in Amsterdam a place for Tulips but reached there just a few days after the season but got to see Tulips in the hotel we were put up in Switzerland.
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
28 Jan 16
@allknowing Tulips grow pretty well here in Switzerland.
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@tarotmore (114)
• Seattle, Washington
28 Jan 16
I like this! Is there a reason its called the garlic vine? Anyway, here is a purple tulip for you.
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@allknowing (65247)
• India
28 Jan 16
Whenever I look at a Tulip the song Tulips from Amsterdam comes to mind. Purple for any flower is an elegant colour. Its called garlic vine because the leaves have a garlic odour.
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• Seattle, Washington
29 Jan 16
@allknowing Gotcha! I'll have to see if there's something like that that grows around here. Thank you again for sharing.
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@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
Our first fliers in the spring are white snow drops.
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@Missmwngi (10035)
• Nairobi, Kenya
28 Jan 16
I don't have a garden but i love the purple as well
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• United States
31 Jan 16
it's so purty! i've a clematis that blooms purple (when the horses/'r grasshoppers don't munch it to the ground...) 'long with lavender 'n the purple blooms'f the sage.
@allknowing (65247)
• India
31 Jan 16
That problem I have with fruits when squirirels and birds get at them. But I do not mind that at all as I have enough and more. I do not have clematis in our garden.
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• United States
1 Feb 16
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@allknowing ah, squirrels! how i miss 'em, their antics 'n their sometimes destructive nature :) will clematis grow'n yer part'f the country? took me nearly 30 years to get one to live here. they like their roots cool, yet lots'a sun 'n heat up top. alas, the only pic i've got'f one's the pinkish one in the photo that the drought took :(
@MALUSE (40299)
• Germany
28 Jan 16
I haven't seen this flower 'in real life'. I have no idea what the whole plant looks like.
@allknowing (65247)
• India
28 Jan 16
It is a creeper. I have uploaded a picture here for fishtiger58
@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
28 Jan 16
I love that flower. I have purple hydrangeas which I really enjoy,
@allknowing (65247)
• India
28 Jan 16
And I think they change colour and remain on the plant for several days. I had that one but not anymore. Must get one.
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@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
28 Jan 16
I have all the planting and planning to do, so at this time, I have none. I would like lilac bushes because they range in color from white through various shades of purple and lavender and they have wonderful fragrance. I suspect lilacs do not grow where you are because they need cold winters.
@marlina (73882)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
I love your contribution to this flower challenge.