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'SINGIN' THE BLUES!!'

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Oh, I never felt more like singin’ the blues…

WHY? Because my garden’s full of them!

Take a look……..pale blue, dark blue; bright blue and muted blue….and all in my garden today – with a blue, blue sky to match!

Anemone de Caen

Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’

Vinca minor ‘Flore Plena’

Anemone blanda

Iris unguicularis

Ipheion ‘Rolf Fiedler’

Omphalodes cappadocica ‘Starry Eyes’

Corydalis flexuosa ‘Purple Leaf’

Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’

Little pretty blue faces!

Muscari armeniacum

Veronica peduncularis

Symphytum caucasicum

Pansy ‘Frizzle’

Omphalodes verna

Shaded primroses

Forget-me-nots..(Myosotis)

Scilla sibirica

Vinca major

Hyacinth

Bluebells showing their blue colour – nearly out!

And blue primroses in a big blue pot….

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oooh blue is my favourite colour! My wedding bouquet is going to be blue.... so you may find some gaps in your borders!! lol Absolutlely gorgeous :)

12 Apr, 2010

 

Beautiful photos and a lovely song to go with them !

12 Apr, 2010

 

How wonderful, my garden is weeks behind yours spritzhenry, even with all the beautiful weather we have been having.

12 Apr, 2010

 

blue-tiful spritz.
I treated my self to a purple V.minor bowels purple. double like this. I do like this blue though.

12 Apr, 2010

 

Are you sure you got that right Sbg ? A bowels purple ? You might want to edit that !! Lol

12 Apr, 2010

 

Sure is a lot of blue but a lovely sight to see and a blue sky as well, a definite bonus......

12 Apr, 2010

 

stunning pics Sprtz,my fave is starry eyes, oops nearly made a bloomer myself then i left the c out of pics lol :o))

12 Apr, 2010

 

Oh Bb - you made me laugh! Do you think Sbg will see and edit it? Glad you did, Joanella!

Thanks, all - I enjoyed looking round the garden for more and more blue flowers! :-))) I like the song, Bb - but the flowers don't make me feel blue.....lol.

12 Apr, 2010

 

i thought it would go with your Rump Bonkersbon!
I can spell just my lap top that carnt :o)))

it is my intention to bring a smile to some one every day. so done that. Tick :o)

12 Apr, 2010

 

Oh no....Sbg...Hoped you had missed that ..bum..... : o )

12 Apr, 2010

 

I did comment on it Bb. Now if I wasnt so tired I do a 'run' of basic jokes. There again I am trying to be a lady haha.

12 Apr, 2010

 

Bit tired myself Sbg...but it doesnt usually stop me...Im no gent but in respect of your efforts to be a lady I will stop there.I dont need much encouragement...lol..Night night !

12 Apr, 2010

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What a lovely blog, Spritzhenry! And so many beautiful blues in your garden! My favourite colour...Thank you very much for these wonderful pictures! :)

12 Apr, 2010

 

lovely pictures barbara, very pretty :o)

12 Apr, 2010

 

Lovely Blue flowers, a favourite song of mine too (showing my age there!)

12 Apr, 2010

 

"Don't it make my brown eyes BLUE"....... brilliant selection of blue flowers, made me realize I might have lost starry eyes again, enjoyed them Barbara.

12 Apr, 2010

 

Blue is my favourite colour, especially the mauvy side of blue. Lovely photos Spritzhenry. I hope the blue sky lasts a while aswell :o)

13 Apr, 2010

 

Lovely show Spritz :))

13 Apr, 2010

 

I wonder which version of it you like best, Guy Mitchel's or Tommy Steel's. Happy Days. Blue has always been my favourite colour, can't get enough of it. Once at Tatton Park RHS show someone displayed a whole garden of blue and white, it was stunning. I'm glad you've put A. de caen at the top though the Veronica is nice too.....they're all nice. Have you thought of making a 'blue' area in your garden?

13 Apr, 2010

 

Beautiful blues, Spritz !

13 Apr, 2010

 

A gorgeous array of blue Spritz :))

13 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks, folks - glad you enjoyed 'the blues'...:-))

Heron, I suppose it's Guy Mitchell, tho' Tommy Steele's version was a bit 'bouncier'!! Hard to decide without hearing them again!

No - I don't think I have a yearning to dig up the current planting to make a 'blue' border, really, much as I like the colour.

13 Apr, 2010

 

Wow! I really enjoyed that! A particular favourite....'starry eyes'!

13 Apr, 2010

 

Such a lovely selection of 'Blues' in your garden. : o ) )

13 Apr, 2010

 

Gosh all your flowers in bloom already!!! Wow, I only have a couple of tulips at the mo. I reallt liked th Anemone De Caen. Please Spritzhenry what conditions does this lovely plant like. It is fab

13 Apr, 2010

 

So many Gorgeous Blue Plants Spritz :)

13 Apr, 2010

mad
Mad
 

Beautiful Spritz. Blue is my favourite flower colour, and you have so many of them, they're gorgeous.
Your plants are way ahead of our's too. Although the sun is out we have a very cold breeze and I don't think the plants like that any more than I do.
Lovely photos, a real treat, thankyou.

13 Apr, 2010

 

my fav colour too ,photo's are really nice,

13 Apr, 2010

 

Thank you, all :-))

Great, they seem to do equally well in pots, or in the soil in semi shade or sun. I planted the corms of all mine in the autumn of each year and they come up faithfully every year at this time. I think you can plant corms now for autumn flowering, too.

13 Apr, 2010

 

Lovely photos Spritz....very heartening!

13 Apr, 2010

 

I think most of us have a spot spot for Blue in the garden,lovely photo's,thanks for sharing them.Also for the laughs on comments
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Sbg..have you been overdoing the purple sprouting broccoli ?and Joanella,note, I wrote "photo's",in case I did the same as you :o)))

13 Apr, 2010

 

As Ringo Starr once said, you gotta pay your dues inf you wanna sing the blues! Looks like you definitely have paid your dues! Breathtaking! I love blue flowers. Stunning array.

13 Apr, 2010

 

You sure are ahead of my garden. I just have some iris and a few hosta's that have broken through the earth. Can't believe you have that many blue flowers. They are beautiful. Can't imagine how many picture you would be showing if you were showing all colors.

13 Apr, 2010

 

All beautiful.

13 Apr, 2010

 

Spritz, Can all the primrose family bloom in the shade? Also do you know if some of them bloom later in the season? Like after the 1st of May which is when I get up to my garden in North Carolina.

13 Apr, 2010

 

you have some lovely blue flowers there..................

13 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks folks for the lovely comments!

Valerie, no, I don't think that all primroses thrive in shade - some certainly do, though. The large flowered bright decorative ones like the sun. Yes, several bloom later on - I have some that are only leaves at the moment, with no sign of flowers yet. - my P. florindae, P. viallii, P. bulleyana plants are like that.

13 Apr, 2010

 

So many beautiful blue flowers.

13 Apr, 2010

 

I was surprised, Carol! I've missed out several, as well!

13 Apr, 2010

 

Reminded me of my favourite old group - yes, the Moody Blues!!! Loved their early music - love your blue flowers.

13 Apr, 2010

 

Great plants you`ve come up trumps again Spritz.

13 Apr, 2010

 

I can think of several songs we could sing - all with 'blue' in the first line - or do you want to stick with 'Moody Blues' songs, Wagger? LOL.

Thanks, Stroller! :-)))

13 Apr, 2010

 

Lovely blog Spritz - beautiful shades & I too remember listening to Guy Mitchell "singin' the blues" as a young lass. My parents had a lot of his music.

13 Apr, 2010

 

We're showing our age here, aren't we! Thanks for the kind comment. :-))

13 Apr, 2010

 

very nice too......:0))

13 Apr, 2010

 

:-)))

14 Apr, 2010

 

I could start with 'Blue Guitar', lol.

14 Apr, 2010

 

Elton John - 'Blue Eyes'...sung to the Omphalodes! :-))))

14 Apr, 2010

 

Rhapsody in Blue to all of them. :-)))

14 Apr, 2010

 

As every one says you have some gorgeous blue"s there I can"t wait for the blue geraniums Amy Doncaster being a favourite.

14 Apr, 2010

 

Mavis - that's one I haven't got! Do please post a photo when it does flower. :-))

Wagger - I think you played your trump card there! LOL.

14 Apr, 2010

 

It is a Sylvaticum it is a really bonny blue with a white eye,I will take a photo for you.

14 Apr, 2010

 

Thank you, Mavis. I'm always on the look-out for 'different' geraniums! :-))

14 Apr, 2010

 

what nice blues, are these flowers that are open right now

14 Apr, 2010

 

Yes - every single one, and there were a few more too!! :-0))

14 Apr, 2010

 

A wonderful, wonderful blog Spritz, and what great banter too! Blue is also my favourite colour, so you made me one happy bunny now I'm eventually catching up with everyone again! :~)))X

14 Apr, 2010

 

Hi Flori - welcome back! Were you feeing 'blue'? Or had your computer 'bluen' up? ;-)

14 Apr, 2010

 

Many thanks Barbara - this is completely inspiring. I really want some blue to lift the cream and yellow. I dont understand why your Corydalis is out and ours is so far behind though. I dont know Ipheion at all - may be a new one to check out!

14 Apr, 2010

 

They grow from bulbs, Sarah. 'Rolf Fiedler' is reputed to be less hardy than some of the others, though.

I'm glad you enjoyed it - did it take your mind off your ankle for a while - I hope?

14 Apr, 2010

 

LOL, have missed your humour Spritz! No, PC fine,just been busy in the garden and then too cream crackered to log in with you all lol!! Am now playing catch-up ha ha :~)) Ps, it's good to be back lol x

15 Apr, 2010

 

Oh, tell me about it, Flori! I came in at 7.45 after a whole afternoon out there. I am ab-so-lute-ly whacked out!

P.S. I'm glad you're back, as well! :-))))

15 Apr, 2010

 

Started to fit the rope light in the Winter Garden last night,hope to get it finished and secured today,so photos should follow soon (fingers crossed!) It got bitterly cold over here yesterday eve, I was almost back to making puddles on the carpet as I defrosted!!! :~(( lol x

16 Apr, 2010

 

Beautiful!

16 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks, Bryony, and welcome to GOY. :-))

Poor Flori - get your winter woollies back on - your shorts and T-shirt are not suitable...yet...LOL.

16 Apr, 2010

 

Guess we are being a bit optimistic thinking Winter is finished with us yet, as it is only April,but it has felt like such a long long Winter...........am investing in a double pair of thermally heated long-johns, as just had a Penguin waddle through my pond lol!!!!

16 Apr, 2010

 

Did you get a photo? lol.

16 Apr, 2010

 

No unfortunately, my zoom got frosted over as I whipped it out of my camera bag, but it must be cold over here, as he still had his wrapper on over his sixpack lol :~))

16 Apr, 2010

 

He must have been Blue with the cold!

16 Apr, 2010

 

Don't know about him Mavis, but I was turning a lovely shade of the blues Spritz has posted here lol!!!

16 Apr, 2010

 

You're unlucky then - it's been a lovely day today! no, not 'very' warm, but I was working outside without a coat or fleece on -and I didn't turn blue!! lol.

16 Apr, 2010

 

Think you Somerset lot are hardier than us wiltshire-ites Spritz! lol :~))

16 Apr, 2010

 

I usually feel the cold - but there wasn't a wind, so it was quite pleasant out there.

16 Apr, 2010

 

The wind was quite nippy here today but if you followed the sun it was fine, I got loads done .I have seen a ladybird a butterfly and a frog I nearly got him with my fork.

16 Apr, 2010

 

Eeeek! I'm glad you didn't, Mavis! Yes - I've seen several butterflies around - a yellow brimstone, a painted lady (I think) and a peacock. Only one ladybird, though. I could do with them - there are greenfly on my plants. Grrr...

16 Apr, 2010

 

I moved him to safety they love to hide under the geraniums so when I need to work there, I keep an eye out for them,I usually make a cuppa and that gives them time to move.

16 Apr, 2010

 

Only just caught up with this blog Spritz, superb pictures as usual. I do like to see blue in the garden.

17 Apr, 2010

 

Thank you - Lovely comment! :-)) By the way, I haven't 'only' got blue flowers - LOL.

17 Apr, 2010

 

Oh I just love your blog .Thanks for sharing the blues in your garden!

18 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks, Nancy-with-the blue-iris! lol. :-)))

18 Apr, 2010

 

Are you sure you haven't taken over your neighbours field Spritz? They are all beautiful!

18 Apr, 2010

 

He wouldn't sell a square inch, Ian - most farmers seem to be like that!

Glad you liked the photos. :-))

19 Apr, 2010

 

Lovely blog Spritz, there may be some here that I want lol. I love your corydalis, I've ordered a blue one from Vicky, hope it's this one:-)

21 Apr, 2010

 

They are all beautiful, Ba - so don't worry if it's not. :-))

21 Apr, 2010

 

i too like blue flowers in the garden.

28 Apr, 2010

 

Take a look at my blue Primula that's just opened today - I just posted a photo of it, Holly! I think you'll like it. :-)))

28 Apr, 2010

 

WOW such a terrific blog, Spritz - I don't know what to say! Especially love the hyacinth and Muscari :o))))))))

13 Oct, 2010

 

What 'are' you up to, Pip? Checking up on my blogs? LOL

(I'm really pleased that you are, to be truthful...) :-))))

13 Oct, 2010

 

Don't remember how I stumbled across this one actually Spritz!! Bit worrying seeing as I only stumbled upon it last night - LOL!

13 Oct, 2010

 

That's OK. There are plenty more if you're feeling bored! Have a trawl through at some point. ;-)

14 Oct, 2010

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