i am devoting this posting to the traditional mardi gras colors--purple, green and gold. i do have a more open definition of purple (including hot pink and magenta) than most people. for some of the green, below are my brussels sprouts which are actually bearing sprouts!! very exciting!
and here is a foxglove, one of my favorite plants that is much easier to grow here a little north of new orleans. hopefully i will have some blooms in a couple weeks.