Sunday, May 9, 2010

Blue Plumbago


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Wishing all the mothers around blogland a wonderful day!!

Yesterday when I was returning from my daily walk I aproached our house from a different direction and could not believe how pretty my garden was from the other side!!!
I have two plumbagos flowering at the moment - one is slightly darker than the other - and they were so beautiful just spilling over the fence.




I just love pink, blue and mauve flowers in my garden. Even though yellow really gives the garden a lift I usually only have a soft buttercup yellow which really looks beautiful with mauves and purples.


This plant is about 6ft high - it looks like a wave of beautiful blue water cascading down.


The weather was just perfect yesterday. With mild temps, a gentle breeze and lots of sunshine it was beautiful gardening weather - such a shame I too many other things I had to do.


I have picked you a basket of flowers to enjoy!


I have a Mother's Day tablescape to show you tomorrow - have a lovely day...

Suzy


I'm joining Mosaic Monday - come and see the beautiful mosaics.

16 comments:

Kom Achterom said...

What a beautiful flowers!!
I wish you a lovely mothersday to!
Yolanda

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous photos!

We have Plumbago growing in our creek side garden.

Happy Mother's day!

Maggie B said...

Your plumbago is just gorgeous, what a pretty mosaic it makes.
Happy MM
~Maggie~

Bernie said...

Your Plumbago is just beautiful. Such a gorgeous blue. Your mosaic at the top is quite whimsical and very pretty.

Naturegirl said...

SuzyQ i too adore blue flowers in my own garden!This shrub is stunning!Cross between phlox and forget-me-nots!!!I've never heard of plumbagos but I'll not forget it now!Wishing you a Happy Mother's day!

Rettabug said...

What gorgeous shots of your plumbago, especially in the stemware & basket! Just Beautiful! We had some when we lived in FL & I always loved that periwinkle color. Its one of my favorite shades!!

32˙North said...

Hi Suzy,

It's hard to find a true blue in the garden, isn't it? I go for a lot of lobelia, as they work in pots and hanging baskets and reseed themselves so readily. Your cascading shrub is a beauty!

Amanda

Wendy said...

Beautiful! I have never seen this shrub before, but it is really pretty. Do you know what the cold tolerance of this plant is?

Have a beautiful day!

Janice said...

Beautiful flowers.

Daniela said...

Gorgeous mosaic you made :)

perennialgardener said...

Beautiful Mother's Day display. Blue is one of my favorite colors in the garden. :)

Shirley said...

Oh, what a gorgeous plant!!!!!!! It's breathtaking!!!!!!! I've never heard of the name. I wonder if we have them here??

Jean said...

Welcome to Bloomin'Tuesday! Your plumbago is amazing! I didn't realize it could get so large. Lovely color! Jean

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love Plumbago and have some in my yard. They are very hardy and are such a pretty color.

~ Tracy

Jeanne Selep said...

And I thought it would be fall or even winter down there...

CailinMarie said...

such a pretty pile of blue :-) and I just love them in the drinking glasses.
CailinMarie
http://cailinyates.blogspot.com