Blue Blooms forum: 'Love in the Mist' .. Nigella .. Blue, of course!

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ImageFleuDeLis
Sep 9, 2015 8:11 PM CST
Name: Dianne
New England Area, NSW - Tenter

Love this self-seeding annual .. I collect the seeds every year & spread them to new areas to naturalize. I'm not worried about them if they become a pest, as most of the gardens do what they want in the end .. regardless of starting off 'organised' at their beginnings!
Seems I'm just the 'remover of weeds' for them!
Who could complain, when they look so lovely & have such fine soft delicate 'almost ferny' foliage!
Here are pics of some blues with a 'ring-in' white one somewhere & some seed pods .. :)
Thumb of 2015-09-10/FleuDeLis/298676 Thumb of 2015-09-10/FleuDeLis/02f47b
Thumb of 2015-09-10/FleuDeLis/0f2e74
Thumb of 2015-09-10/FleuDeLis/d0adab
Thumb of 2015-09-10/FleuDeLis/a12b7a
Thumb of 2015-09-10/FleuDeLis/6b9f46
Thumb of 2015-09-10/FleuDeLis/ec5935
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ImageSharon
Sep 10, 2015 12:18 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
So pretty! Another one I don't have. Looks so delicate.
ImageFleuDeLis
Sep 10, 2015 2:06 AM CST
Name: Dianne
New England Area, NSW - Tenter

Sharon wrote:So pretty! Another one I don't have. Looks so delicate.


Thank you, Sharon! Despite their rather fine look, they are quite hardy .. love full sun or semi shade, tolerate low water periods for short duration, create a great 'filler' accent amongst other plants that would normally not tolerate 'competition' & look great anywhere, not just cottage gardens where you would 'normally' see them. :)
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Imagevic
Sep 10, 2015 2:26 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Beautiful BLUE bloom Thumbs up
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ImageFleuDeLis
Sep 10, 2015 2:29 AM CST
Name: Dianne
New England Area, NSW - Tenter

vic wrote:Beautiful BLUE bloom Thumbs up


Yes, they sure stand out amongst everything, esp. the deeper blues. :) Funny, they seem to make yellow flowers 'yellower'!
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Imagevic
Sep 10, 2015 3:54 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
I love blue and yellow together in blooms Thumbs up
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ImageFleuDeLis
Sep 13, 2015 2:04 AM CST
Name: Dianne
New England Area, NSW - Tenter

Yes, I think maybe because they at different ends of the spectrum ?? I never intended to plant yellow in my gardens but it's appeared anyway .. lots n lots of Calendula in different colours of yellow .. not to mention in the cannas ..

Here's a pic of it's foliage .. taken today ..

Thumb of 2015-09-13/FleuDeLis/8ab707
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ImageSharon
Sep 13, 2015 10:22 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Really lovely foliage. Reminds me a little of some Euphorbias.
ImageFleuDeLis
Sep 19, 2015 4:29 PM CST
Name: Dianne
New England Area, NSW - Tenter

Sharon wrote:Really lovely foliage. Reminds me a little of some Euphorbias.


Smiling Sort of reminds me of asparagus foliage Hilarious!
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ImageSharon
Sep 19, 2015 4:40 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Yes, it does. So pretty

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