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Have you got the Blues?

Blue is such a wonderful color.  It is not often found in flowers, although there are some.

Many of the flowers that are called blue have more of a purple tinge to them.  But you can add blue to your garden with carefully chosen garden accents, seating and other items.

If you like blue in your garden, keep reading for some inspiration.

Blue is such a calming color. See lots of creative ways to put it to use in your garden.

Singing the Blues in the Garden

Whether it be seating, a planter, or a well placed watering can, these lovely blue accents make the surrounding areas such a pleasant place to gaze upon. 

And don’t forget the blue flowers when you can find them!

Blue Garden swing.This stunning blue garden swing makes the perfect place to read on the corner of this porch. 

I discovered it on a walk to one of my favorite pizza places and just had to take a photo of it!

A true blue perennial flower

Blue garden plants, like black plants, are hard to find in nature. This is a true blue perennial salvia flower.  Flowering in my test Garden right now.

Clematis - great mail box vineThis clematis makes a wonderful vine to grow on a mail box.  Not strictly but but fairly close in color.

Minimalist succulent planter
This minimalist rectangular blue planter is the perfect way to showcase succulents.  They are available from Amazon.

Hydrangeas in full bloomMy hydrangea bush in full bloom.  Can you believe this was pink last year? Hydrangeas are a stunner in summer gardens.

Be sure to check out my guide to propagating hydrangeas.  It features a tutorial demonstrating hydrangea cuttings, tip rooting, air layering and division of hydrangea plants.

Whimsical Garden Greeter.This Whimsical Garden Greeter adds a fanciful touch to the entry of this garden shed.  Shared by Barb of Our Fairfield Home and Garden.

HYacinth bulbs bloom in early spring.Some of the earliest of my blue flowers are these blue hyacinths.  Their fragrance is so lovely and the blooms are lush and gorgeous.

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Sunday 22nd of June 2014

Ooooo love the blues. My favorite color. I've been saving my coffee grounds to put around a few hydrangeas (because I'm too lazy to go buy sulfur) to make sure they are a nice blue..


Sunday 22nd of June 2014

Hi Patti, I had pink hydrangeas and all of them turned blue the next year. I didn't add anything so my soil must suit them. Carol

Kim Smith

Saturday 21st of June 2014

I love blue flowers too. My favorite is the Platycodon...Love them!...bluer than blue! Can't get enough.


Saturday 21st of June 2014

Hi Kim

My blue moon flowers are in bloom now. Very large blossoms. So pretty!



Friday 20th of June 2014

I actually have the gardening pinks. I'm not sure I've ever planted a blue flower! I just love reds, pinks, purples and never seem to get into the blue side. I have 9 different hydrangeas and let them all bloom pink. The pictures are lovely and I do love the blue bottles etc for outdoors.

Blue Flowers In the Garden |

Wednesday 14th of May 2014

[…] season, blue flowers abound with salvia, hydrangeas and clematis like the ones growing in Carol, The Gardening Cook’s garden. This salvia is probably one of the bluest of blue flowers for a summer […]

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