The Clematis vine just began to bloom about 3 days ago, and I'm so impressed with how vivid the purple color looks and how well it coordinates with the pansies. I love PURPLE, it is the color found most often in my wardrobe, and in many ways it has become my "signature" color. Purple is so elegant and exotic, so rich and sexy. It is a strong color in a way that soft pinks can never be, yet is subtle unlike in-your-face reds and bright fuchsia. Some gardeners are fascinated with flowers the color blue, but for me, purple will always do.