There are quite a few purple things growing around here, from this quiet heather,
to this hydrangea (do you think the pickle juice helped the color?),
to this outrageously tropical fuchsia.
But the deepest purple of all can be found in the vegetable garden...
in these Royalty Purple Pod beans.
They are only purple on the outside, and revert to a deep green when cooked.
But they are so lovely on the vine, and delicious, too!