Blue Blooms forum: A blue flower I love

 
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suesings
Aug 6, 2012 1:10 AM CST
This is Clerodenron ugandense. It flowers for most of summer, I love its little 5-winged butterfly flowers. I have it in a big pot, another must-have that couldn't find room in the ground!
suesings
Aug 6, 2012 1:26 AM CST
Thumb of 2012-08-06/suesings/c05dc8
Had a bit of trouble uploading this, seems OK now!
Imageblue23rose
Aug 8, 2012 5:09 AM CST
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, IN
It's very pretty Sue. The blooms look so dainty. Will it withstand cold winters?
Vickie
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ImageSharon
Aug 8, 2012 4:33 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Really beautiful!! Thanks for posting the picture.

ImageSharon
Aug 8, 2012 4:38 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Digging back a few years, I think this is what we called Glory Bower; and if that's so, it's a type of verbena.
So it might act as a perennial for me or it might reseed, but I'm not sure about in your area. I'm in zone 7a/b.

I haven't had it in such a long time, I'd have to do some searching before I could really say anything.
suesings
Mar 20, 2013 2:43 PM CST
Oops! I'd lost track of the Blue Blooms forum. My clerodenron survives the winter here in Rome, and I've seen on Dave's Garden that it doesn't live below a zone 9 a - mine is against the house, partly sheltered. I also see it's listed as in the verbena family or with the lamiaceae, I guess it's take your pick!
ImageSharon
Mar 20, 2013 3:01 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Sue!!! Where have you been, I thought I'd lost you.
And how are you? Thanks for the bloom info.

Here's another thread you might find fun, not about gardening, but fun:

http://cubits.org/bluegardens/thread/view/73847/

Is it Spring yet in your part of the world?
natineah
Mar 26, 2013 5:47 PM CST
Name: Natineah
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Sue I am glad for your clerodenron. Group hug with Sharon :)
leaflady
May 18, 2013 9:37 PM CST
Name: leaflady
planet earth
Love the sinner, hate the sin
One of my favorite blue flowers is the Batchlor Button. I think it may also be called the corn flower.It was one of my father's favorite so I asssume that it is why I love it so much. I was very close to my father.
ImageSharon
May 18, 2013 9:47 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Cornflower blue! I love it too, Leaflady. It's such a pretty blue.

These days it also comes in pinks and purples, but I love the blue ones.
ImageArleneB
Jan 25, 2014 10:28 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
I love the vivid blues, Electric Blue Penstemon, Lithodora and Anchusa. I ordered a dwarf anchusa from Bluestone Perennials this year. I have a few of the regular, tall ones. They bloom early so it's a nice way to welcome spring.
ImageSharon
Jan 25, 2014 11:01 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Hey Arlene!!! So good to see you over here. Maybe when spring gets here we can revive this thread with your blue blooms. About all we can do right now is dream about them.

We have a Blue Gardens chat thread too, where we while away all the winter blahs, solve world crises and generally talk about the weather and anything else that comes to mind. It's here if you ever want to join us:

http://cubits.org/bluegardens/thread/view/77859/

Doesn't matter what you talk about it's just a fun chat thread with several great people.

ImageArleneB
Jan 26, 2014 7:08 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Smiling Yep, I stayed up late last night reading all 16 pages, trying to get familiar and catch up. Even had to go back to the previous thread to see what the medical issues were. You know, the 3 pounds thing! Hilarious! Right now I'll probably just lurk. BIL is on his death bed so we will probably have to leave on a moment's notice to head up to PA. Just hope the roads aren't too bad like they were coming home from MI.

I am moving my data over to the new laptop my son built for me and trying to find photos. What a mess! Folders inside folders, duplicates, no names. So I'll probably spend a lot of evenings trying to clean up that mess. Would be easier if they were physical photos in my hands because I keep getting mixed up where I am! Hilarious!

Maybe this year I'll be able to take some great photos, something I'm not usually good at! Hilarious!
ImageSharon
Jan 26, 2014 9:25 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
You notice I don't mention the height or weight thing anywhere but here. Smiling I get lost in crowds a lot! But the picture thread has been a lot of fun.

Sorry about your SIL, I hope the roads stay clear if you have to go there.

Enjoy your new computer, make a game of it all. I need some motivation to do the same thing with mine, it needs a real spring cleaning.


ImageArleneB
Jan 26, 2014 10:40 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Yeah, getting a bit loose lipped over there. Not what I like to do usually. It has been fun. I like seeing what people look like so I can associate who I am talking to!

I'm so used to a Mac and working on a PC has some challenges for me. It will take awhile but I do enjoy looking at the photos! And I found a couple blue flowers but they were lousy photos. The GA red clay showed up more than the blue flower! I need to mulch more so the clay doesn't dominate the photos.
ImageZanymuse
Jan 26, 2014 10:57 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Sue, your clerodenron is beautiful. The flowers do look like exotic little butterflies.
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ImageSharon
Jan 26, 2014 12:36 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
I have a Mac too, Arlene, and I find it difficult to work with a laptop or anything else.

Well, the 'Look at Me' thread is interesting and it's nice to know what others look like, but maybe it should end with that first photo of each one, I don't know. I'm not really comfortable divulging a lot of personal info on a public thread. I thought about putting my first grade photo after you posted yours, but decided to wait and see what ithe thread turned into.

Zany, good morning.
ImageArleneB
Jan 26, 2014 12:49 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Well, it turned into, let me post my childhood photo too! Actually, it's been fun, but I think it's about run its course.
ImageSharon
Jan 26, 2014 1:04 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Yep, true.
Nice ego trip for those who need it, too, I think. Nothing wrong with that. We all need a pat on the back now and then.
ImageArleneB
Jan 26, 2014 3:25 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Well, it turned into, let me post my childhood photo too! Actually, it's been fun, but I think it's about run its course.

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