Thursday, May 30, 2013

We've Got the Blues...

And they're dancin' in our gardens.


Salvia 'May Night'

 Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds


Lobelia 'Techno Heat Electric Blue'

 Low Growing Mounds of Delicious Blue Blooms.
Keep them moist and they'll dance all Summer long.



Lobelia 'Hot Springs Sky Blue'

 Trailing Habit
Invites Butterflies
Very Heat Tolerant...  
(perfect for our hot Summer)






Just can't get enough Lobelia.
Blooms all Summer long...
always a star in our gardens.






And so lovely mixed
 with white.


 

Lupine

Tall elegant blooms 
tower over delicate foliage. 


Scabiosa Columbaria 'Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower'

Butterfly not included.
Although they just may visit if you plant this little beauty.


Salvia 'Black and Blue"


This Salvia is an annual in my Zone 5 gardens.
And yes, the HUMMINGBIRDS go crazy 
over those sweet blue blooms!


Speedwell ''Royal Candles'

 This plant happily grows in my gardens 
with very little attention from the gardener.
But once it blooms... it's a real show stopper!


Delphinium

I have always loved Delphiniums.
Wherever I have lived, 
I have nurtured delphiniums in my gardens.
They belong to my heart. 

Surely a "Grandmother's Garden" kind of flower
don't you think?
 
Our grand garden event is just a month away...
almost done with the planting... 
and then it's 

GROW, BABY, GROW!


27 comments:

  1. I love your posts! Your blue flowers are gorgeous. What a difference a few weeks makes in the garden - from covered with snow to bursting with bloom. It's a miraculous thing!

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    1. It really is miraculous... isn't nature wonderful?

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  2. Gorgeous blooms and photos. We just added some speedwell plants to our garden and love them.

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    1. Thank you, Donna. I added them to our gardens several years ago and I'm so glad I did!

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  3. Beautiful choice of blues. Fantastic shot you caught with the Hummingbird. You must have lots of patience to wait to get a shot like that.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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    1. Seriously, the Black and Blue Salvia is a hummingbird magnet. No patience required. I simply sat in a lawn chair a few feet away and clicked away with my camera. They put on quite the show. Visit the hummingbird label in my side-bar and you'll see more great pics of them. (And did I mention blue is my favorite color in the gardens?)

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  4. A symphony in blue, really. Most perennials are also known with us. But we haven't Hummingbirds. The American birdlife is so much more colorful and gorgeous. I love your posts to view

    Meggie

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    1. Thank you, Meggie. So glad that you visited today.

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  5. I grow lobelia white and blue from seeds. It's hard work, because the seedling are very tiny and weak. Then my lobelias have been planted in pots and start blooming. Nice shots!
    Nice bright color as blue sky!

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    1. I'm quite sure I wouldn't have the patience to plant them from seed. Kudos to you Nadezda. They ARE blue like the sky, I think that's why I enjoy them so much.

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  6. Blue blooms are a stand out in my garden and I have many of the same...of course I love blue lobelias in the summer the best!

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    1. I'm thinking we are kindred spirits, Donna. We are alike in so many ways. Enjoy your blues!

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  7. Just gorgeous! I love the lobelia! I had a large patch of 'Black and Blue' Salvia at my last garden, but I never saw hummingbirds around it (though they were rather far away from the house so maybe I just missed seeing them). How fun you get to watch the hummingbirds there!

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    1. I never saw them until late in the season last year... too busy, busy. I've promised myself that I will spend more time simply enjoying my gardens this year.

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  8. Beautiful shots, I do love the blues...

    I would love to plant Delphiniums...must remember.

    Jen

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    1. I remember that you love blues, Jen. I always enjoyed you Bluoom blog.

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  9. Your blues are wonderful and your photos are just beautiful. I must go out and find some lobelia for my garden. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. There are actually more lobelia colors than blue that you may enjoy... but my heart belongs to blue.

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  10. I just bought some Salvia 'Black and Blue'. I love the picture of the hummingbird feeding on this plant!

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    1. Oh I hope the hummingbirds find you!

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  11. I share with you some of these fabulous blues, now, can you send me over some Hummingbirds.

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  12. Thank you for stopping by my cloud post..I am a new gardener as of 4 years ago. I do have a Monarch Way Station and a pollinator garden. It is a sad year for the monarchs and I haven't seen one yet here near Buffalo NY but the milkweed and butterfly weed are waiting. Hopefully I can raise a few again....I just planted another May Night Salvia...it keeps going and going for the pollinators..Michelle.. Oh if you ever want to join a small meme, I have Nature Notes on Tuesdays..it is long running but small for the nature lovers..Michelle

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    1. Thank you Michelle, I'll try to remember to visit on Tuesday. Sadly, Monarchs are very few in number here, but I'm hoping my efforts will change that.

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  13. Love these...I just planted another salvia..Love that they bloom all season and the pollinators flock to them...Michelle

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