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Blue in the spring garden

Blue Spring

Blue is the color this week. The dark muddy soil is starting to be accented with patches of blue from bulbs and early perennials.

The first plant in the montage is pulmonaria also known as lungwort. This is a lovely spring bloomer which comes in shades of blue, pink and white. This one is Pulmonaria longifolia 'Bertram Anderson'. In the summer it has long dark green lanceshape leaves which are speckled with grey. This is an older hybrid but we have found it to be very reliable.

The second plant in the montage is Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica. This little beauty is native to the Middle East and Asia and is quite easy to grow.

The last is one of my favorite little bulbs, Muscari armeniacum or grape hyacinths. These naturalize wonderfully into carpets of blue. Plus they have a light fragrance. They make wonderful small bouquets for the window sill.

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