Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Darwin Gardens Rise Again

And the blues!


TesoriTrovati said...

Great color inspiration Patty! Thanks for sharing. Wish we had pretty flowers like that here. I am a black thumb so they don't grow when I am around.
Enjoy the day!

mairedodd said...

gorgeous patty! and your booth looked great at the show!

Patty said...

Erin - These are the "Darwin" flowers - they survive pretty much without any intervention. I used to be a gardening freak before I discovered fire and glass, and over the years the fuss-pot plants have disappeared, leaving only the hearty ones. Were not for that, I'd have none. :-)

Thank you, Maire! It's a work in progress, for sure.

Snowcatcher said...

Spectacular blossoms! You have such a fun website. I just love your meanies!

Deb said...

Just beautiful Patty. I am especially fond of blues in a refreshing in the heat of summer.

You have just jogged my memory of another old favourite to put on my list. I adore the clematis - but the stoksia is the one that is calling me at the moment.

Patty said...

Deb, you have reminded me once again that we were no doubt twins separated at birth. I too have a penchant for Stokesia, and was able to find a close approximate to it here in California. It's called Centaurea Montana - have you heard of it? This site has photos of them side by side:

Deb said...

Yes Patty, I have heard of centurea montana, what is more I have grown it!!
My mistake this time as I got the plants has been a long time ;)

Looking at the other plants on that page has reminded me of the joys of many of the other 'blues' though. Scabiosa is another I was fond of.
Have you ever grown the Allium christophii? That is a marvel to behold when in flower.

Another 'blue' that I love & I am pretty sure would survive in your wonderful garden with the minimum of attention are the Eringyum's (Sea Hollys).
Yep I like the 'odd' as well as the pretty ;)
I wanna come & stay in Darwin gardens!!


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