Can’t believe it is mid-August already! Along with the happily buzzing bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, my current garden favorites are the blues. It is such a magical color! The dark blues are especially mesmerizing – they are almost electric. Dusk is falling as I write this. Despite diminishing light levels, they still glow strong against the greens and browns surrounding them.
Agapanthus ‘Storm Cloud’
The buds are almost purple before they open. This is one of the best descriptions of ‘indigo’ I can imagine.
An unidentified lighter blue agapanthus holds its own pretty well too. It was the first Lily of the Nile in my garden and a gift from my mother. 🙂
The bees love it too.
Clematis ‘Rooguchi’. Never managed to catch the bumble bee that frequented this one’s inviting indigo trumpet.
It stubbornly waited on a leaf below, until I got tired and put my camera down, before proceeding.
The color of the fruits of Dianella tasmanica or Flax Lily is amazing. The flowers are rather insignificant, but the berries make up for it, for sure!
I can’t have a garden without bluebells!
Salvia ‘Black and Blue’
Those black ovaries with the white outline are to die for! Probably the bluest black I’ve ever seen in a plant. So cool…
The ripening Vitis vinifera purpurea. I just bought paint. In a couple of weeks, the wall the grapes are climbing on will be a dark, beautiful purple.
The newly acquired Agastache ‘ Rainbow Sorbet’ and Schizachyrium s. ‘The Blues’ look really good against that color too. I have a feeling the emerging spring foliage of Iris ‘Gerald Darby’ will fit beautifully into that mix against that wall, too. Thank you Scott, for those!
You know the expression of having ” the blues” when you’re in a funk? Somehow that feeling is curiously absent when I see these blues – in fact they cheer me up! Head over to Carol at May Dreams Gardens to see what other lovelies grow in gardens around the world! Thanks for hosting, Carol! It’s late in the day, but I hope you all had a good Bloom Day!