Six on Saturday – Sky Blue

It is Saturday yet again and a beautiful, sunshiny late spring day in South Florida. The skies are blue and so are the flowers this week. I am joining the Six on Saturday crowd at Jon’s blog; Follow the link for more late spring garden views.

Another garden first, the Chinese Forget Me Not (Cynoglossum amiable) flowers! So pleased with these. These reportedly make good cut flowers, though the stems are not very long yet.

The Blue Pea Vine (Clitoria ternata) has started flowering again after a winter hiatus. These vines, after recovering from severe rabbit abuse are supposed to be perennial here, so I am hoping they will cover the fence.

Blue Porterweed (Stachytarpeta jamacaicensis) is starting to flower again.

I have two shades of blue flowering Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata) – a nearly indestructible tropical shrub. Can you tell the difference? The darker blue is the more recent selection, the paler flower is the heirloom version.

Blue Daze Evolvulus can be used as a perennial groundcover here. I am not sure what inspires it to flower. It just does periodically?

There, my six. Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday weekend and sunny blue skies.


23 comments on “Six on Saturday – Sky Blue

  1. tonytomeo says:

    You know, I prefer the original plumbago. The color is too perfect to improve on. However, although white is my favorite color, I still prefer the common blue plumbago, not just because the color is too perfect, but because the white is sort of mundane. Also, the blue pea vine is best in blue. Although, because of the foliar color, it happens to look better in white than plumbago does. It is also pretty in pine or lavender.

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  2. Love all the blue flowers. Happy Easter weekend.

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  3. I love all your blues. I had a blue garden bed which has morphed into a multi-colored bed.

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  4. Rosie Amber says:

    So many pretty blues and purples, I am finding it hard to choose a favourite.

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  5. fredgardener says:

    I didn’t know about the Chinese Forget Me Not ; the flower is very similar to the forget-me-nots we have here. Do they tend to spread a lot?
    About the Blue Porterweed, the leaf in the background looks very pretty. stinging like nettles?
    Dark blue plumbago flowers are my favorite!
    Have a good Easter weekend with your family and I hope the sky is blue where you are too!

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Loving these blues!

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  7. Daddy’s favorite color. I will always love blue flowers and bluebirds.

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  8. So many beautiful blues…

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  9. Beautiful blues! So happy that your Forget me Nots are doing well for you this year! Happy Easter!

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  10. Cathy says:

    Gorgeous shades of blue! I find myself drawn to blue flowers as I am always on the lookout for that perfect blue, and not a pinky blue or mauve. 😃 I hope they all thrive for you and some may appear in a vase soon. 😉


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