Nope this isn’t a post about the sadness of the season but the beautiful shades of blue in my garden at the moment. Blue is my favorite color in the garden. It looks striking combined with yellows & oranges and makes a nice companion with white blooming plants as well. Even though most of them are shades of purple in reality. However, I’ve found this color quite difficult to capture on camera. It never seems as bright or deep in tone in my opinion. My current blues (from top left going across & down) are Ajuga reptans (Bugleweed), Vinca minor (variegated), Muscari armeniacum (Grape Hyacinths), Centaurea Montana ‘Mountain Bluet’, Hyacinthoides hispanica (Spanish Bluebells) and Muscari latifolium (Bi-color). The Mountain Bluet is my newest bloom of all. I found this plant at a wonderful nursery in Gloucester last summer that had marked all their perennials down by 40%. You know me I can’t pass up a sale on plants so I brought home a ton of things including this little beauty. My garden has the spring blues right now and I’m loving it!
The Spring Blues