Friday Flora: Why Blue?

Are you like me and love blue flowers in the garden?  If so, why? Is it because there are not SO many and they are a bit of a novelty?  Or is it because they look so cool and refreshing next to green foliage? Or maybe we are genetically predisposed to nature’s combinations of blue and green?  Think cool green meadows against blue mountains and big skies or vividly green rain forests bordering brilliant blue oceans and skies. Even out of-this-world photos of planet earth are especially visually pleasing to me.  Whatever the reason I love blue flowers in the garden.  How about you?  Share some of your favorite blue flora.  I’m always looking for more…

Here are some of my favorite blue flowers from past, present and future…

PAST:

Hardy Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'

Common Larkspur/Delphinium

PRESENT:

From today - Hyacinths in bloom boasting a lovely fragrance too

From today - Creeping veronica speedwell just beginning to bloom

FUTURE:

On the plant wish list - Hydrangea 'Endless Summer' Used with permission: http://license.icopyright.net/creator/use.act?n=jahowardgibbon-2145


Will be blooming in summer - Salvia guarantica 'Black and Blue'

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