Re: Got the Blues

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Boland
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Got back from a 2 week holiday to find these few 'blues' open....Globularia nudicaulis (I think), Veronica prostrata and Aquilegia flabellata 'Ministar'

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Mark McD
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Oooh, nice blue series Todd!

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Hoy
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Globularia has never been a success for me. And the small Aquilegias disappear fast too.
Veronicas are better!

This one I obtained as V. integrifolia.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Boland
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Nice Veronica Trond....I've made a note of it!

I have this one but mine does not look as good as the one we have in the BG...V. peduncularis 'Georgia Blue'

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Mark McD
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Todd wrote:

I have this one but mine does not look as good as the one we have in the BG...V. peduncularis 'Georgia Blue'

I grew this once, liked it very much, but lost it and much of the garden in my "garden is completely neglected" years when my two girls were young and life-demands were many.  Both this one, and V. integrifolia that Trond shows, are great looking veronicas.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Lori S.
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I seem to have many things in bloom now that are a lot more purple than blue, but I finally found some that are more-or-less blue (to my eye, at least)!
1) Mertensia primuloides, starting to bloom.
2) Although I have already posted them, I'm going to post a very nice blue Penstemon nitidus, just because they are still in bloom (and now blooming in the wild locally) and so gorgeous!
3) Penstemon cyananthus
4) First flower on Campanula chamissonis (syn. C. dasyantha, C. pilosa) - nice proportion of flower to plant!  (I should explain - this puny thing is from seed the previous year!)

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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I have Mertensia primuloides too. It is one of the few Mertensias that slugs don't eat. My seed wishlist is growing longer and longer. I definitely have to try blue penstemons again. Had some fine plants years ago but they disappeared ......

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Boland
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My M. primuloides is just about gone..too crowded out I'm afraid.

Lori, I may have caught up to you...my C. dasyanthera is in full bloom too.  Along with my Meconopsis and a Linum alpinum.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Mark McD
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Todd, your new camera is showing it's fine capabilities again (and of course, the photographer's talents), really beautiful shots.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Boland
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Thanks Mark!

Some more blues...Campanula barbata, Veronica fruticans and my own hybrid sino-siberian iris created by crossed I. chrysographes 'Dark Form' and I. bulleyana (a form wild-collected from the ACE expedition).

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

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