Six on Saturday | Garden Blues

“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:

  1. Wood Forget-me-nots (Myosotis sylvatica) a pretty plant with bright blue flowers.
  2. Glory-of-the-snow (Chionodoxa forbesii ‘blue’)  one of the earliest and loveliest spring flowering bulbs.
  3. Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum ) a deep blue which flowers for ages in sun or partial shade.
  4. Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis) a very delicate pale blue variety with pinkish buds, unknown, as it was here when I arrived.
  5. Pansies (Viola tricolor var. hortensis) cheerful little flowers that pretty much flower all through the winter months despite the odd nibble.
  6. 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.

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41 Comments

  1. janesmudgeegarden says:

    Those blues are so calm and I particularly like the forget-me-not.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Full of buzzy things today 🙂

  2. restlessjo says:

    Lubbly Jubbly! All go today. Catch you later xxx

    1. Heyjude says:

      Where have you been swanning off to then? Sun came, sun went. Now I can just about see my garden fence…

      1. restlessjo says:

        Sea fret? 😦 Did you get to a garden? It’s usually better inland. Breakfast in the garden, followed by zumba, followed by a sarnie in the marina with a friend. She can’t tolerate bright sun though, so we were inside. Then a sunny walk home through the park, where a big bubble blower was entertaining the kids. Worn out now 🙂 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:

          Looked to be over pretty much the whole of Cornwall! And same today – thick fog here. D going to station in a minute so I might head up to the Eden Project and see what’s blooming in the biomes. We did get to a garden yesterday, though slightly chilly, but got fish ‘n chips to take home 😀

        2. restlessjo says:

          Double drat! Still the Eden will be a treat. 🙂
          🙂 Just doing a bit of scribbling before I hit our garden for breakfast and there’s a very local Open Garden that sounds interesting. Have a nice day!

        3. Heyjude says:

          Open Gardens are such fun. Hoping to seek out one or two myself down here. Sun broke through eventually, but still sea mist on the north coast. As I got back to Hayle it was totally in the fog!

        4. restlessjo says:

          I’m sharing a Hayle walk tomorrow. I think it’s a bit dull as well. 🙂 🙂 Wonderful here all day. The garden was vast but more woodland than floral. Not really my kind of thing but it kept Mick happy. then we went for a stroll by the Tees for me. 🙂 🙂

        5. Heyjude says:

          Everybody happy then 🙂

  3. beetleypete says:

    Great selection, Jude. All lovely blues.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  4. pommepal says:

    Blue is such a calming colour in the garden, I love it

  5. Ali says:

    Wow, what lovely blues, beautifully photographed. You definitely have an eye (hopefully two).

  6. These are lovely. I spot that you have yellow and blue pansies in your blue pot – always a winning combination for me. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      The pansies are coming back after a bit of an absence, for cheap and cheerful flowers they are such great value.

      1. Oh yes, definitely one of the best for your money. 🙂

  7. Sue says:

    Gorgeous set of blues, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I am rather partial to blue.

      1. Sue says:

        Not only in the garden?

        1. Heyjude says:

          Not only in the garden 🙂

  8. Pete Hillman says:

    Lovely, Jude! Your garden must be quite a pretty picture! 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Pete. It will be better once I finish destroying the lawn!

  9. desleyjane says:

    Lovely Jude. I’m always quite fascinated by blue flowers.

  10. “Glory in the snow”. What a great name. And I love the pale blue hyacinths and your inventiveness with this weekly post.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Meg. I am enjoying the challenge 🙂

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