My Alpine Home

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Lavender Blue, Dilly Dilly. . .

Have you ever noticed how people look at color differently?  For example, a couple of weeks ago I asked one of my friends, Kathy if I could have a start of her pink Spiderwort perennial this Fall.  She replied, “I don’t have pink, but I have purple”.

Me and another friend, Amanda (who had already gotten a start from Kathy) looked at each other and said, “We call that pink”.

So it is with my Larkspur.  I’m still trying to decide if it is lavender or blue.  Maybe it’s a little of both.  When I asked my daughter, Kylee what color she would call it she said, It’s blue violet.  It looks just like the crayon by that name.

Larkspur in firepit

I sprinkled Larkspur seeds on the hill behind my fire pit Fall of ‘2010’.  It comes back each year and buries everything in it’s path.  Hard to believe, but there are bushes and pines planted up there.  Even a few trees that seem to get lost in the lair of Larkspur. I don’t want to plant a bunch of perennials up there because I hope to plant lots of hostas when the trees are larger.

Larkspur Collage framed

Are you seeing what I am seeing?  a bit of lavender and a bit of blue.  Doesn’t it make you want to say, dilly dilly?

Now here are a couple flowers in my garden that I consider blue.

my Delphiniums and. . .

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Monkshood.

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But what color is this Pincushion flower?  I say lavender.

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And look at this cluster of Larkspur.  Such a faint sort of blue.

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Well, whether you say lavender or blue.  I say ‘pretty’!

I’ll leave you with a few more pics.

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Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing my lavender blues with:

Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

Elaine at Sunny Simple Life for Sunny Simple Sunday

Diane Writes for Beautiful Sunday

Sarah at Alderberry Hill for Make the Scene Monday

Smiling Sally for Blue Monday

A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday

Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Garden Party

A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday

Katherines Corner for Thursdays Favorite Things

53 comments:

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Beautiful! I think all the so called blue flowers are a little purple!

NanaDiana said...

Pink, blue or white- they are ALL beautiful! xo Diana

Vee said...

It doesn't matter what color they are because either way, they are wonderful. Is larkspur an invasive plant? I'm very wary of invasive plants, though I do love the look of this.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

It's true, I often say blue when others say purple. Whatever the color, your flowers are very beautiful!

Linda said...

I hadn't thought about that song in a long time! Lovely flowers, and now that song is running through my head! Hugs...Linda

Grammy Goodwill said...

I agree with the others. Your flowers are beautiful, regardless of what color they are.

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

I always see blue when other people see green?? But, as Shakespeare said, a rose by any other color would smell as sweet...or something like that. Your yard must be the envy of the neighborhood. I love seeing you beautiful pics!

Lynn

camp and cottage living said...

Jann
I agree, I just call them beautiful! Your flower gardens are so lovely. Are they all perenials?

Karen S. said...

yes I say dilly-dilly! Names of colors who cares, just know they are stunning!

must love junk said...

Those are all such gorgeous flowers! You've got quite the green (or should I say blue/purple) thumb! :)
Susan

Barb @ The Everyday Home (formerly Grits and Glamour) said...

Simply beautiful! I have to remember to plant some of these in my garden. I retire in one month, then watch out garden! Thanks for sharing.

Aledia said...

Beautiful flowers! Thank You for sharing them with us....

I'm having my very first blog giveaway and would be delighted to have you stop by!

Have a wonderful night!
(hugs)
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Tina´s PicStory said...

your flowers are so beautiful! :)

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I'm sorry. I can't resist.

Who knew biscuits could be used for that?

And now, your larkspur are spectacular! I can't believe they come back year after year after year. That's wonderful!

Uh oh - I'm still thinking about the biscuits!

Pondside said...

I love the many shades of blue - whether lavender blue, indigo blue or periwinkle blue.

eileeninmd said...

Your larkspur are beautiful and I love the color. They look purple to me and it is one of my favorite colors for flowers. Lovely photos, have a great day!

SmilingSally said...

I'd call it blue-tiful!

Happy Blue Monday, Jann.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Lovely photos whatever colour we see them as they are all beautiful Jann. I was out taking photos this morning of chicory another blue one. :)

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Those lavender blues are my favorite outdoor color for blooms. Cannot get enough of them!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I say pretty. Beautiful plants. I have tried to grow larkspur on more than one occasion and it dies. I will just look at yours. Valerie

Danielle said...

I love your new patio. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello...and reminding me to put my subscribe and email buttons on the side. I was redoing my sidebar yesterday and forgot to put them back ;).....one of the reasons we now have a new boat is because we kept getting stranded and I was refusing to tag along ;)

priscilla said...

Your flowers are gorgeous !

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty whatever color they are. :)

Leah H. said...

The Lavenders are pretty!

Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

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~~Carol~~ said...

My friend and I go round and round about what's blue and what's purple! It doesn't matter though, because your flowers are just stunning. I've got a couple packets of larkspur seeds sitting in my fridge, and I'm tempted to sprinkle some this Fall and see what happens come Spring!

Yael at Home Garden Diggers said...

I Love your blues. The pictures are spectacular.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Pie said...

Lovely pics!

My Blue Monday.

Mindy @ New Equus - A New Creation said...

Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing! Hopping from Sunny Simple Sunday.

Cynthia said...

These are beautiful! I love them. Great pictures.

Cynthia

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Some colors can fool you. Your flowers are beautiful Jann. Hop over today and grab my starfish featured button for your blog. Yes...you have been featured at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday:)

Blessings,
Linda

joanne said...

you are so right about different perceptions of colors....what my husband calls green is sometimes actually blue, and gray to him is green....or maybe I am incorrect! Lovely photos - who doesn't love flowers?!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh I love larkspur and delphinium and can not seem to raise either! Your firepit area is gorgeous!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh I love larkspur and delphinium and can not seem to raise either! Your firepit area is gorgeous!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You know what I'm going to say...it looks like Lavender to me! heehee! And it is lovely lavender! But I do remember some of the Crayola colors, like periwinkle! Hugs!

Diann said...

Gorgeous flowers! And great photos. Happy Blue Monday!

Susie said...

Jann, I love all your flowers, no matter what color they are. Good photos. Smiles, Susie

My Little Home and Garden said...

Lavender or blue, these plants add a nice cool feeling to a summer garden. They are all lovely; I really like delphiniums but have not had much luck with them, for some reason.
-Karen

eJoops said...

Lovely, happy blue Monday!

Come and see my BLUE when you get a chance.

Rose L said...

They are blue-tiful!!!!!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous, thanks for sharing. Visiting from Blue Monday.

Here's my BLUE, your comment will make me happy.

Dewdrop Gardens said...

Your flowers are so beautiful!! So hard to find a true blue in gardens, but I love the plants that try. Gorgeous pictures!!
Saw you at Alderberry Hill :)

Ann said...

First of all - your patio with the fire pit is just gorgeous.!!!I love BLUE flowers all around it. All your your shades are splendid. Happy Blue Mon.
Ann

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I cannot believe how that reseeds itself for you. It is like Monet's garden. Just gorgeous.

Mary Ellen said...

What every color it may be called, the larkspur is wonderful on the hill! It does self seed so wonderfully!

NatureStop said...

Greetings from Oman!!!What a lovely post.Enjoyed your blog.Have a great day!

Shantana

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I love blue and lavender and sure love the way the Larkspur has filled in!

I'm visiting from the Cottage Garden party and am looking forward to following your blog.

Have a great day.
Pam

Heaven's Walk said...

I LOVE your brick patio area surrounded by all of that larkspur, Jann! It's soooo beautiful - and truly makes such a huge statement! I'm definitely thinking I need to start throwing some of those seeds around my gardens! :)

xoxo laurie

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh so pretty Jan!!! love the color combo & that bird house is darling!!! Thank you so much for sharing your garden over here at this weeks Garden Party at Fishtail Cottage! xoox, tracie

melody-mae said...

I just planted some lavender this year...I so love it, the smell and the look of it in a yard! I am here from Katie's hop and must tell you as soon as I clicked and saw the name of your blog I HAD to follow you...you see my married name is Olson too!!! We live on a dairy farm and I use to get teased about Mrs. Olson's farm! haha New follower as of right now.

Diane Writes said...

Hi Jann! Sorry for this super late comment. It's a week due from my Beautiful Sunday. First of all, thank you for linking up.

As with your flowers, whether they look blue or lavender, I agree that they are oh so beautiful. They two shades actually look refreshing in my eyes. You really live in a beautiful place. You are blessed for that.

Wishing you a beautiful Sunday and a great week ahead!

debra said...

Beautiful garden / love the blues and lavender

I enjoyed very much! :)

Katherines Corner said...

gorgeous!!!!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Linky Party. I hope you have a wonderful week xo

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

You are right - color is in the eye of the beholder! I noticed that distinction when my daughter and I look at things - they're different to each of us! Love your Larkspur - wish I could grow it here!
I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy