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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Sea of Blue

I planted Scilla under the statue of St. Francis. I had just a few bulbs and thought that they would look pretty in the little pocket between the stones. I love this little bulb plant. It reminds me of a few years ago... when a house in the town that I grew up in, had a yard full of Scilla. Every spring the lawn would be full of these little blue flowers. Even after I moved away, I would come back each spring to see this pretty sight. It was a wooded lot with an old house...the lawn was no more. It looked pretty sad the rest of the year, but in the spring it was breath taking. Joe and I were out for dinner on Friday night and took a different way home. He was driving along and not really looking at the lawns. I spotted something out of the corner of my eye...it was blue. I told him to back up, if he could. I had seen something that I wanted to check out.
He backed up and there it was...a sea of blue. We parked the car and sat and just took in the beauty of the lawn. I wondered how long it took to get the whole property covered with these flowers. Each little flower has a bulb underneath. I didn't have my camera with me, but vowed that I'd come back to get a picture of this spring beauty. Yesterday afternoon, I went with my camera and took some pictures. Now I'm thinking of planting little pockets of these bulbs here and there in my woods. I wonder how long before whoever lives here, after me, will be able to look out the window and see a sea of blue.

Balisha

7 comments:

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Wow, how beautiful is that!I cannot believe all those blue bulbs.Maybe that is what I need to plant in my woody part of the yard too Balisha. I was going to fill it in with daffodils but that plan went array when I could not dig into the ground far enough because of roots etc to get the bulbs planted. These would be smaller and a person could add more every year. Yours look so pretty at his feet.

Barbee' said...

Aren't they the most intense blue! I love them. I have been trying to get 'Spring Beauties' (Claytonia virginica) going in our front yard. It has been very slow going for 20 years. Some of the old houses in town have lawns spilling over with them; I want mine to be like that, but I may not live long enough to see it. There were more this year, though. These are white and/or pale pink. They are tiny bulbs, too, but very expensive.

Zoey said...

How beautiful! I ordered some blue bulbs from Breck's a few months ago....I can't remember what for sure, but I think it may have been these. I hope so because they are lovely!

Jan said...

Balisha, how beautiful! Thank you so much for going back to this delightful yard with your camera and sharing this Sea of Blue with us...
Jan

Jean said...

There are so few really blue flowers and I am so attracted to them! I am always on a search for blue flowers.
Yours in front of St Francis are beautiful as well as the lawn full of blue! Heaven!

Balisha said...

I think that a lot of people are in search of the true blue flowers in the garden. This color is certainly that. The picture shows just a part of the lawn at the old house. The flowers covered the whole yard.
These little bulbs are perfect for naturalizing. They say you can just toss them around and they will multiply. I'm not so sure about that...I think they must be covered with soil. I love the combination of yellow and blue...these would be pretty with daffodils. I intend to plant a few by St. Francis too. Thankyou for your comments...Balisha

southernlady64 said...

That yard is just beautiful. I am going to look for some of these bulbs, too. Yours are lovely by the statue.