Monday, March 29, 2010

Blue Flowers

I would like to thank Sally at Smiling Sally, our gracious "Blue Monday" hostess, for continuing to host our Blue Mondays, even though she has had a couple of serious surgeries in the past few weeks. I hope this finds Sally feeling much better and enjoying Spring.

I love blue flowers, especially in summer gardens. Even when planted in a sunny location, they seem to look "cooler" and more soothing to me than some of the "hot" reds, yellows, and oranges of summer flowers like zinnias and geraniums.

I was surprised by how many pictures of blue flowers I have in my "Flower Pictures," and thought I would share them on this Blue Monday (I "borrowed" some of these from the Internet, too).

I took this picture in Vicksburg last summer. I love the contrast of the blue and pink Hydrangeas.

I don't think there's anything prettier than old-fashioned Morning Glories growing on a fence. Our granddaughter Avery and I planted these a couple of years ago ...

I captured these delicate little blue Dayflowers while on a photo shoot in Canton, Mississippi.

One of my favorite blue-flowering plants is the Chaste Plant in our courtyard. It has the most gorgeous "spiky" blue blossoms, and blooms most of the summer (I took these pictures a couple of summers ago).

Here are a few more of my favorite blue flowers ...

Texas Bluebonnets

Blue Salvia

Blue Phlox

Bluebells

I love old-fashioned Cornflowers, or as my grandmother used to call them, Bachelor's Buttons. They bring back sweet memories of when I was a little girl and would go out and pick a "bouquet" of them for my grandmother. The stems were probably only an inch long, but she always managed to "Oooooh and Ahhhhh" over them and find a vase small enough to hold them.

I guess my least favorite blue flower is a Blue Rose. It's pretty, but it just doesn't look "natural" to me.

This little Johnny Jump-Up is in a basket of mixed flowers I bought at Home Depot over the weekend, which I'm going to feature in a post later this week. I love the contrast of the blue and yellow ...

Can you add more blue flowers to the list?

Best wishes for a Happy Blue Monday
filled with lots of Spring sunshine!

13 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful blue flowers. I love the hydrangeas. Actually I love all of the flowers. I agree that they look cool on even the hottest of days.

Wonderful photos!

xoxo
Jane

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

MY!! What beautiful blue flowers and so vivid!!
Debbie

Lisa said...

I think you've covered every single blue flower I've ever seen! Well done! And what gorgeous photography...as usual. :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, and Happy Easter! Hallelujah, He is risen! :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, these are absolutely gorgeous!

I can add one more flower, blue delphinium. I love that in floral arrangements.

There is a plant called a plumbago plant, and it's blue. It grows down here.

Irises... but they are really purple if we get technical. ;-)

Have missed you and will see you when I get back.

Much love...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love your collection of Blue Flowers, I especially love the Bachelor's Buttons, my Granny used to have a small bed of cut flowers in her veggie garden. She had the garden fenced in and around the gate she planted Morning Glory vines and in a small corner of the Garden was Lark's Spurs, BB, Queen Annies Lace, Ole Maids and Flags to cut and keep in a vase in the living room. I remember pretending it was my "Secret Garden" I so enjoyed reading that book.
Thanks for the sweet memories this morning. I am going to town today and I am going to buy both my Granddaughters that book to go in their Easter Basket.
Hope you have a great day.
Molly

racheld said...

Janie,

You never fail to surprise and delight, and all this blue---just wonderful.

Chris captured several of those little Dayflowers on the day in the Tennessee Park that he got my header-pictures of the butterfly on the thistle. Those look like wee blue orchids.

And I do love the name Chaste-Plant. We had one something like that that my Mammaw called VIIItex. I thought of it as the Candelabra bush, because almost all the blooms were triple spikes like candles.

SmilingSally said...

Perhaps because they're so rare, blue blooms are beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

Tonja said...

I love them all! But, my fav is the Johnny Jump Up! I love this little flower! The colors ar delightful together, and its little face just speaks, "Happy", to me. It's so tiny, but it packs a whallop!

Once again, pics of the most magnificent kind! Thanks!

The Happy Homemaker said...

I know I'm a week late,(almost)...but your Blue Monday post is just gorgeous! I have enjoyed sharing it with my little girl.We love flowers...and those cornflowers,my mom called them Ragged Robins, as well as Bachelor's Buttons...They are my favorite.Happy Easter!!!
~Wendy

Fakharuddin40 said...

It's Adorable. I love your blue flowers collection. I wish to make a blue flower blog as beautiful like your's blog.

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Makudin said...

may I copy your morning glory photo? it's beautiful :)

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