blue flowers

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    Summer in Indiana

    We’re visiting with Joseph today in his northern Indiana garden. It has been a great summer so far in my garden. Other than one errant hailstorm that tore up my…

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    Blues from Kathleen’s Garden

    I’m Kathleen Shelman, and I’ve gardened on our acre in Corbett, Oregon, for 35 years. I love using blue in my garden, so here’s a sampling of blues throughout the…

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    Beautiful Blue Perennials for Northern California

    The color blue evokes pleasant feelings of tranquility and harmony. Blue hues appear to be refreshing as well as calming and soothing to body and mind. In the garden, blue…

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    A True Blue Beauty for Shade

    It’s a bit of a mouthful to pronounce, but this little charmer will soon have you calling it “Wulfy, my little Liebchen.” The genus Wulfenia is in the Plantaginaceae family,…

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    Blue Blooms and Bee Butts

    My name is Miriam, and I live in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. I have enjoyed your magazine over the years, so I decided to send in a few photos for…

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    Episode 65: True Blue Beauties

    Blue—arguably the most elusive color in gardening. If you’ve ever bought a plant that touted “beautiful blue blooms” only to discover that when it flowered it was actually purple, you…

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    Salvias That Won’t Let You Down

    I’m lucky to live in Chicago—maybe not in February when we’re buried in snow, but in spring, it’s a different story. One of my favorite spots in the city is…

  • 'Heavenly Blue' morning glory (Ipomoea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue')

    Morning Glories and Moonflowers

    Combine these climbing vines for blossoms both morning and evening