Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Garden Blues (and mauves, and purples)

Delphinium - Black Knight



Lobelia


Miniature Pansies



A variety of Columbine


Clematis, Jack Manii



Veronica


These are all photos from my garden, taken over a span of the last two months. The clematis and delphiniums are no longer blooming. The Veronica is coming to its peak. It is accented beautifully by the lime green of the immature sedum blooms. I love the color blue in a flower bed and make a point to add it wherever I can. Hope you enjoy the cool colors of blue and purple.

28 comments:

  1. Hello Bonnie

    Just lovely purples and mauves but the best is the second to last - like a pinwheel you get at the fair as a child...

    Happy days

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  2. What a beautiful group of photos! Thank you for a pretty start to my day.

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  3. Waht IS that flower? The second from the bottom... it's beautiful!

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  4. You have a beautiful garden. The photos a very good too!

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  5. Thank you ALL. The second to last flower is a clematis. I did not name them because I am short on time today and was not sure of the precise names. Off the top of my head I think that is Clematis Jack Manii - yet it does not seem right as I type it. Forgive me - I'll get back to you.

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  6. hi bonnie, years ago when i worked in a factory, the back door opened out onto a huge oil farm. the railway that ran by it was home to many many wildflowers. i used to love the cycle of colours that would appear at different times of year. the blue-purples were my favourites. these beautiful pictures - and they're all beautiful are such a gift. thanks for sharing them bonnie. steven

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  7. I think there is something to the blue and purple colors that make you peaceful and calm. Your pictures are very pretty and the colors are lovely.

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  8. Beautiful flowers Bonnie! Are these from your garden? BTW, your blog looks fantastic!

    http://juliemagerssoulen.blogspot.com

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  9. As I took a moment, "Let's Play"
    In "Green Glorious Green" this very day
    "Finding Self" in just right "Shoes"
    I was greeted by "Garden Blues."
    I thank you for frolic ever so fine
    In this visit and exploration mine.

    Cheers,

    Rose Marie

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  10. What a beautiful set Bonnie. Quite stunning.

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  11. Beautiful Flowers...the blues in my garden have all passed.

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  12. So, nice afternoon chasing my favorite blogs. And after this, a chase of Dr. James Hollis. Thanks again for your comments and your friendship.

    Best to you.

    EFH

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  13. Lovely, lovely flowers...I love the blue that the Divine sets out for us to find in our gardens....

    S

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  14. Bonnie, extraordinary colour, such beauty, thankyou for sharing.

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  15. Steven: Thank you. I love the blues too. But my favorite flowers are white - especially in a shady or woodland garden - they simply POP!

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  16. Vagabonde:

    It's true - cool colors calm the spirit.

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  17. Julie: Thanks, I love your blog too. Yes, all the pics of flowers on this blog are from my garden.

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  18. Rose Marie: Wow - you incorporated my 4 last post titles into your poem. Thank you - what a sweet gift!

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  19. Sid: Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed what you saw, and hope you'll visit again.

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  20. Wanda: Well, I'm glad you could visit and enjoy my blues.

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  21. Expat From Hell: My pleasure. Folks, if you don't know Expat's blog yet - do check it out.

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  22. Absolutely love Miniature Pansies, colors are great, and the shot is just right. Mind if I ask what type of camera you are using to shoot?

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  23. thesergfactor: Thanks for dropping in and commenting. These are not my best shots, but wanted to highlight blues today. Hope you will check out other posts on blog to see great shots from my new Canon PowerShot SX 200 IS. I'm not quite ready for an SLR yet. What do you use?

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  24. Beautiful pictures! The blues are my favorite color in a garden...especially the delphiniums. It has been so cool this year that my clematis is still blooming..such a breath of fresh air!

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  25. Alicia: I am hoping some of my clemati (?) will bloom again before winter - some have more than one blooming period per season.

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  26. You have an amazingly beautiful garden. The pictures are stunning in their clarity and color.

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