Rumour that Bees are in terminal decline is not borne out in my garden this year. The Bees seem very happy on the blue flowers and I am happy as it gives me an excuse to show some more blue photographs (of flowers!).
It is hard to be ‘blue’ when your senses are fully engaged.
- Creating a buzz provides a new sensory experience in the garden and it make a change from the sound of wind and the patter of rain.
- On the other hand I have just felt the pain from pruning a very prickly leaved Berberis that will now have fewer blue berries for the blackbirds later this year.
- The Californian Lilac below is exuding its share of perfume to scent the nostrils.
- I can barely wait for the Blueberry and Bilberry season to deliver the taste of my favourite fruit. I can’t think of a blue vegetable unless you count purple sprouting broccoli but if I have missed your favourite let me know.
- ‘Seeing red’ as a phrase could be replaced with ‘seeing blue’ when you consider some of the great blue flowering plants.
Ceanothus – Lilac blue
Hepatica Blue to Mauve
Delphinium Deep Blue