Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Blue on blue

Picking up on other blogs' blue flowers, here's what we have blooming in blue.


Lobelia



Columbine



Blue-eyed grass.



Phacelia




Polemonium "Bressingham Blue"



Salvia



Flax



Another columbine.



And, Bluets.

13 Comments:

Blogger Yolanda Elizabet said...

Well, what can I say? Looking at all those blue flowers didn't make me feel blue at all! :-)

7:53 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Yolanda Elizabet,
I should have posted it on blue Monday but was too late. Glad those blue flowers weren't a downer for you. ;)

8:41 AM  
Blogger lisa said...

Great selection of blue you've got there!

8:51 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Thanks, Lisa. Didn't know we had so many blues until I looked around.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

Blue is my favorite color in the garden . . . besides, yellow, pink, purple, green etc.
Blue is so peaceful.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Becky,
I mistakenly thought blue was a rare color in the plant world but not so. I guess I haven't been too observant or I would have known there are many blue flowers of differing hues. Agreed, more colors the merrier. I remember the gorgeous lobelias (crystal palace) in Seattle. For some reason the overcast skies made the flower even more brilliant. Thanks for the comment.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

Dazzling! What a beautiful assortment of blues. The blue-eyed grass and Phacelia are ones I haven't seen before. They're pretty!

7:03 PM  
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5:26 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Christa, The blue-eyed grass is related to the iris and are very easy to grow with wonderful tiny flowers which seemingly come out of the tip of the leaves. They appear that way because the flowering stems have leaves on them.

Phacelia is a annual but it reseeds itself so these flowers are from seeds dropped last year. I love the very nice shade of deep blue with the white pistils. I don't know how to describe it - stars in a field of blue? The flower turns a bit purple as it ages. Thanks for stopping by.

5:26 AM

9:38 AM  
Blogger Xris said...

Great blues. I want them! Good to know what's blooming in your garden. The same would work for me in mine.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Xris,
Yes, you're right all would do well in your garden. With the exception of the Phacelia, everything else thrives in part shade and the Polemonium demands it. Our flax would do better if it had more than morning sun and is leggy because of that but it seems to be ok where it is.

Good of you to stop by and thanks for the comment.

4:00 AM  
Blogger Entangled said...

Ah, now I've finally had time to sit down and look at all these beautiful blue flowers. I feel so refreshed....

I wonder if it's too late to plant Phacelia seeds? I had some last year in a container on the front steps, but it was smothered by its more boisterous planter-mates. I had forgotten how much I liked that color.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Entangled,
It turned hot today. Nice to come back and enjoy all the cool blues...as you say, refreshing.

It seems I bought the Phacelia seeds rather late last spring (May?). They were quite cheap so I bought 1/4 pound of which about 1/4 pounds still remains in our refrigerator after liberally sowing them in our planting borders. :) I would still try sow them in your garden or container though if I remember correctly they don't do too well when the weather gets really hot. But they germinate and grow quickly so you may have a chance to see them bloom.

I think I'll try to get rid of some in the frig. this fall by sowing them in the ground in late summer. Would be nice to have some blue flowers before the first frost.

It is a wonderful blue but I think the white pistils accentuates the blue very nicely.

6:10 PM  

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