Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Midweek Blues

Thank you to Rebecca from 'The Dusty Cellar' for organising and hosting this weekly meme. Please click here to see more Blues.
There's a lot of blue in the garden in July and August.
Agapanthus comes in many shades of blue. (There are also white forms.) It's a generous plant, giving many weeks of interest, from the slow development of the buds to the gradual opening of the individual flowers in the flower head. It attracts bees and other pollinators.
On this stem most of the flowers are open and some are going over.
 This is a single flower from one of  the flower heads.
Cornflowers grow rather untidily - we really should have staked them as they keep keeling over into the pond. It makes life interesting for the fish and frogs! The colour is delicious and the insects like the pollen, too.
Nigella damascena 'Moody Blues'
Another blue, almost violet, from 'Moody Blues'

10 comments:

  1. Wow, what amazing shades of blue! Your photos have such clarity too. Very pretty.

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  2. You have photographed some of my very favorite flowers. What vivid blues they are! Enjoy your day.

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  3. Beautiful blues... if I were blue, those would brighten my day right away!

    My WW and MWB

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  4. You have found some stunning blues for WW... some of those flowers I have never seen - so pretty! Your macro shots are terrific.

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  5. What a great variety of blues. Your garden must be beautiful.

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  6. these are awesome shades of blue - I think sometimes, blue is my favourite colour in flowers, but then I come across a delicate peace rose or a shock of fuchsia (as in your header)... but yes, I love the blues. Cornflowers may grow untidily, as you say, but they really are very pretty, aren't they?

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  7. I was doing my weekly dither through your blog when I found these. Goodness! Blue in the garden is wonderful anyway, but these are just lovely to look at. The heat here has fried nearly everything, so I'm envious of your photos of such goodies as cornflowers and courgettes. If my aubergines (the only things left alive) actually get big enough to eat I'll take photos of those--but meanwhile I'll live vicariously through yours of flowers and veg.

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  8. LOVE the agapanthus! Yes cornflowers can be untidy, I agree. But they look perky whem planted among other wild-looking flowers. :)

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  9. Beautiful! I think the first flower is called a Blue Lily in Hawaii.

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