Weekly Photo Challenge–Purple

This is a new addition to our garden, vitex, planted autumn of 2011. This was a shady corner until an oak tree was removed by our neighbor. Looking on the bright side, and I mean that literally, it doubled the area for our butterfly garden. 

The bee was determined to be in the photo–for contrast, of course. I’m not one to strike up an argument with a bee.

We added this butterfly bush earlier this month.

I hope it does as well as this one.