Feeling Blue

Lookin' mighty purple to me... :)

I’m not sure how I ended up with mostly softer, pastel colours this year, but I planted a railing flowerbox with these wonderful Calibrachoa, labeled as Light Blue, but showing much more purple than blue. :)  They are so pretty, none the less.  They are so like a petunia in shape, veining, etc. but so unlike them in other respects — they don’t wilt into a sticky mess!

cali_centerI love the detail of the blooms.

verbenaIn this same planter, I added another verbena — this one Obsession Blue with Eye.  Again, it seems much more lavender than blue, but it is very pretty, likes the direct sun, and is a prolific bloomer.  I filled in the rest of the planter with Extreme White Impatiens.  The flowerbox hasn’t filled in enough to take a photo of the entire thing, but it won’t be long.  I do enjoy examining these blooms up close. :)

tomato_yellowpearAnd then there are my tomato plants that, though they’re healthy and growing, might produce fruit by Christmas!  Actually, they’ve taken off quite nicely since I transplanted them into larger containers, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed for a “late harvest”.  This is one of the Yellow Pears, and I have a few Better Boys that are doing well, also.  Im taking my Dad a couple plants this weekend that he can set in his little hothouse — I’m sure they’ll do well there. :)

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Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

8 thoughts on “Feeling Blue”

  1. Hi, Nancy! I’m glad I’m not the only one with slow tomatoes! (Didn’t this happen last year, too??) That first bloom resembling petunia is very beautiful. I love my magenta petunias this year, but they do, indeed, need a lot of extra care to maintain.

    Hi Kathryn — someone else had said the same thing not too long ago…maybe it’s just the year. :-) At least they’re healthy and thriving, if a bit slow!

  2. ooh, Nancy that “obsession blue” verbena is gorgeous! Some years are like this with color ~ I know last year was “orange” for me and I didn’t plan it that way? I wonder if something subconscious is going on when we select plants?!!!

  3. Blue or not, it’s is beautiful! I love the veins in it. I bet you’ll be getting tomato soon. The yellow pear with surprise you ;)

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