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I’ve Got The Blues

Cynthia Reyes

If you’d asked me if I had many blue flowers in my summer garden, I would have said ‘no’.Blog Photo - Blue Clematis single But turns out I would have been wrong. As borne out by this blue Clematis, above. The blue-lavender Clematis on the right, below. And the blue Salvia on the left. Blog Photo - BLue clems and Salvia Morning Glories get in on the act, and this one is lovely. Blog Photo - Blue Morning glory Blue Salvia will soon get crowded out by Margaritas… Blog Photo - Blue Salvia wide But right now it’s holding its own. Blog Photo - Blue Salvia Group Blue and yellow make a refreshing mix in the garden. Blog Photo - Blue Salvia and Yellow And — honestly — this Clematis below is a blue-lavender. But compared to the sky, it’s positively pink. Blog Photo - Blue-Pink clems

Blog Photo - Garden rain cu of lavender blue clematis

Except for this other blue Clematis, which has somehow risen above the pink one and is holding court. Blog Photo - Blue clems atop Pinks While, just below them both, this flower – whose name I’ve never learned – blooms all summer. Blog Photo - Blue No-NameDo you know what it is? Almost a Forget-Me-Not, but…

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29 thoughts on “I’ve Got The Blues”

  1. Cynthia, I enjoyed your beautiful blue flowers. Blues and whites always catch my attention in a garden. I also have those blue forget-me-not type flowers. Mine have spread here and there, and I don’t mind a bit. 🙂 They look especially nice planted with red tulips.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

  2. A lovely range of Blues, Cynthia.
    Love the pretty blue Cynoglossum – I like to grow a similar South African native, Anchusa capensis, with intense forget-me-not type blue flowers in summer too.

  3. I do love the blue shades of flower, they always cool down the garden a notch or two in summer. I think your forget-me-not is Cynoglossum amabile

  4. Wow! I didn’t even know there were that many blue flowers! I think maybe the only blues I have are forget-me-nots and annual lobelia. Your clematis are gorgeous–the seem to see my house as “death row.”

  5. You love blue too and you certainly have some beautiful blue plants. I am very impressed by your Clematis.
    Cynoglossum amabile is such a beautiful true blue. It means ‘Hound’ s Tongue’. I wonder why it is called that. Such a pretty flower.

  6. Is this your garden, Cynthia? Looks lovely and very romantic, so no reason for the blues 😉 What’s the name of the first clematis? Looks like one of the integrifolias to me. I love all herbaceous clems and think they’re much underplanted. Love the morning glory too, one of the few and rare true blues.

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