Saturday, November 28, 2009

Blue on Blue


My first 78 record was Blue on Blue when I was a teenager. I was never really fond of the song, but will never forget the title. Bobby Vinton was singing a song about having the blues.  And this post is about the blues, but in my garden, inspired by Kiki at Awake with Charm and Spirit.

First a huge thank you to two wonderful bloggers who have given me the best blog award.



I received it from Noelle at Plants Tips and Guidelines for the Desert Garden and from The Violet Fern.  Am I lucky or what. I am a great fan of both blogs. Do go and visit them. I love so many blogs that I will defer to others to list the best blogs. They've done such a good job.

Now for the blue in the garden. I have a variety of flowers and other garden structures in the garden that are blue. I'll start with the plants first.



Blue Glory Bower



Morning Glory




 
Forget-me-nots



Plumbago ceratostigma

Some of favorites are blue gray, like the succulents.



Sedum

Now into the things non-plant. Lots of blue pots, one of which if pictured below.


Echeveria in Blue Ceramic pot



My short blue picked fence

In general, I love blue, so have to hold myself back so that I do not paint all the wicker chairs blue. I'm due to repaint some of my flower pots blue. I really enjoy blue as an accent and flower in my garden.

19 comments:

Kiki said...

Wow! Wonderful Mary! What a treat! Yay! So much here I love..the blue picket fence is most enchanting! I love your blue varieties..so many beauties you have shared...Fantastic! And those super-lovely forget me nots..so pretty! Your photos are awesome..thankyou so much for creating a fabulous blue post! Much appreciated! I will gladly add it to the list! yay!
Kiki~

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Congratulations Mary Delle on your awards! You deserve them! Thank toy for showing your lovely blue blooms. I love all the plants which you featured including my favorite succulents. Little blue fence is cute!

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

Mary,
Such beautiful blues. The picket fence is my favorite also.
vickie

Msrobin said...

Blue is truly my favorite color, but I find I don't have too much of it in the garden. I do love your Blue Glory Bower, it looks like a bouquet of butterflies!

Jo said...

I love blue too. I especially like the Blue Glory Bower, and also have pots which are glazed blue. I also awarded you the Best Blog Award in my post of 8th November, congratulations on your two further awards.

vrtlarica said...

Congratulations on the award! You do deserve it!
Lovely collection of blue flowers, unfortunately, I don’t have any blue flowers in my garden...
The blue fence is so very pretty, great detail in your garden!

Rosey Pollen said...

Congratulations, Mary Delle!
I love blue more and more. I just painted a birdhouse blue. Your succulents are amazing!
Rosey

Tufa Girl said...

Nice study of blues. Those are the best kind.

James Missier said...

What a beautiful collection of blue flowers & items. Lovely & congrats for your awards - you deserve it.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love the blues you have! I forgot about forget me nots, they are such a sweet little flower to see in Spring.

LeSan said...

I adore blue in the garden and you have some fantastic blues there! You also have my favorite garden shade of blue. Since my whole gardening experience is brand new I have not gotten to the place of adding in the non plant stuff too much. I think I could easily go overboard and paint anything not moving with that blue though.
Lovely post!

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Blue in the garden makes me instantly, instantly happy, Mary Delle. We seem to share the same love of that deep cobalt blue for accents. It's a lovely soothing colour, whether on flowers or pots or fences.

sweet bay said...

Your collection of blues is beautiful!

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Ah, the blues are the most soothing of colors. I am thankful for them. I wish I could grow forget me nots. It's too hot here for these beauties.~~Dee

azplantlady said...

Hello MaryDelle,

I just love all of your blues. I particularly love the blue tones of succulents.

Thank you very much for your kind words. I often envy you for living in the 'perfect' gardening climate :0)

Autumn Belle said...

Congratulations on the award, Mary Delle. I love all your blue flowers, especially the Forget-me-nots which I have never seen before. It is a wonder how many pretty blue flowers there is.

The Violet Fern said...

I love that sedum! And I have never seen blue glory bower before - it is beautiful and, sadly not hardy here. Your blue fence is spectacular! You have a beautiful garden.

Deborah at Kilbourne Grove said...

Mary Delle, I do not know how I missed this post. It should have shown up in My Faved Blogs, all the other ones have.
I too love blue as an accent in the garden. I have used it in every garden I have made, and am using it at Kilbourne Grove as well. It is hard to restrain yourself though, the paint can is mighty tempting, I am toying with the idea of staining the wooden boards in the kitchen garden, ala Sarah Raven.

Wendy said...

I love your blues - and I loved that song blue on blue - if it's the same one I'm thinking of... blue on blue, heartache on heartache...