Blues

Do I Move You? Nina Simone, 1933-2003, American.   

       From Nina Simone Sings the Blues, Version II, 2006

 

 

 

Longwod Gardens, Pennsylvania, one of the land legacies left by members of the du Pont Family to public access for pleasure and research,  point out that blue is the rarest colour for flowers, fruit and foliage, occurring in less than 10%. 

 

Even where the plant contains the pigment for blue, that blue may present from blue to pink depending on variables in the soil. 

 

In the autumn, the Gardens begin the forcing of the rare blue poppy for flowering in early March. This flower is adapted to cool temperatures from its native habitat high in the Himalayas.  

 

 

The Blues in the Conservatory at Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, 2017, 2018

 

 

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Himalayan Blue-Poppy (Meconopsis ‘Lingholm’)

 

 

 

 

 

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Blue Daisy (Felicia amelloides)

 

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Longwood Hybrid Cineraria (Pericallis hybrida)

 

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Grape-Hyacinth (Muscari aucheri)

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Marriage-vine (Solanum wendlandii)

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Ground- Ivy Sage (Salvia glechomifolia)

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 Ceanothus (Ceanothus)

DSC08386DSC08378 Two varieties of lavender

DSC00069DSC00072 Pansies

DSC00071Spurflower  (Plectranthus) 

DSC08388DSC08389Sea-Lavender (Limonium perezii)

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 Delphinium (Delphinium) 

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DSC00001 Poppies

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DSC08253Bigleaf Hydreangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)

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DSC08237Blue  Coleus (Plectranthus thrysoideus)

 

 

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October Skies Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium).  This is growing at Mt. Cuba, Hockessin, Delaware

 

 

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Canterbury Bells (Campanula Media)

 

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DSC00249Columbine (Aquilegia)

 

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DSC08233Woodland Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis sylvatica)

 

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DSC08228Pride-of-Madeira (Echium Candicans)

 

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DSC08194Two varieties of Iris

 

DSC00114DSC00115Poppy-Flowered Anemone (Anemone coronaria)

 

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DSC08494Chirita (Chirita)

 

DSC08486Pride-of-Madeira (Echium)

 

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DSC08289Portuguese Squill (Scilla peruvinana)

 

DSC08284Double Bellflower (Campanula halodgenis)

 

 

 

 

 Blue flowers bloom in March and April at Winterthur, Delaware, another legacy of the du Pont family.  The Spring crocuses flowered this year in February.

 

Glory of the snow, Italian windflower, Siberian squill, Spring Crocus and Virginia bluebell 

 

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Bluebells, Winterthur, May 2013

Winterthur Virginia Bells April 2009

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