“Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer”
~ Geoffrey B Charlesworth
Seen in my garden this spring are six of the prettiest blue flowers:
- Wood Forget-me-nots (Mysotis sylvatica) a pretty plant with bright blue flowers.
- Glory-in-the-snow (Chionodoxa forbesii ‘blue’) one of the earliest and loveliest spring flowering bulbs.
- Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum ) a deep blue which flowers for ages in sun or partial shade.
- Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis) a very delicate pale blue variety with pinkish buds, unknown, as it was here when I arrived.
- Pansies (Viola tricolor var. hortensis) cheerful little flowers that pretty much flower all through the winter months despite the odd nibble.
- Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum ‘Valerie Finnis’) a very pale sky blue colour that works well with the deeper blue one.
Most of these are finished now, but they have given me a lot of pleasure over the last couple of months.
See here for the participant’s guide.