Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Baby Blue Eyes


These are new for me this year in my favorite category of flowers.....the self-sowing Annuals. I was not disappointed. To the contrary, I am quite delighted with them!



The flowers are aptly named, as they are a wonderful baby blue color with white inner eye and delicate black stamens. They grow to 10-12 inches, so are perfect for edging the flower border or in containers. They bloom for 6-8 weeks in spring to early summer.



These Baby Blue Eyes are planted in an old spatterware dishpan, along with some poached egg flower, also new to me this year. But that will have to be another post. :-)



The sky blue color compliments the other flower colors. These are winter sown plants. I will save the seeds and toss them around my flower beds to multiply them for next year. These are soooo sweet and cottage looking! An early flower in a color that you don't often see in the garden.....a winning combination!



7 comments:

chelle said...

I can hardly wait for the one you gave me to bloom. Last night I finished putting all the plants you sent home with me, in the ground. Thank you for each one of them, they went a long way to fill in the gaps along my flower border. Wish you could see how pretty it's looking right now.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Hi Connie,

I understand why you are so enthousiastic about the baby blues, they are fantastic!! What a beautiful colour. I had a sweet little cat once with baby blue eyes and these flowers remind me of her. Thanks for the lovely pics, I've enjoyed them!!!

Nancy said...

They ARE so sweet! I've never grown them and don't think I've ever seen them here. I know I'd feel right at home in your garden though. Nancy

Owin & Irena said...

that is just about the prettiest shade of blue i have ever seen. Just beautiful.
Irena

Becky said...

Absolutely beautiful! I can see that you are a serious gardener and it certainly pays off. I so enjoyed visiting here and will return!

Me said...

Oooooooooooooh - can I trade seed? I love blue I have borage, flax, and cornflowers in my garden - these are lovely...

Maybe pink yarrow? The flax looks fabulous with the yarrow.

Becky~ said...

These Baby Blue Eyes just knock me out. I love 'em.