Friday, July 31, 2009

Bolt of Blue and maybe a Pinch of Purple

Melbourne is a funny place. It rained most of last night, although we only got 7.2mms, still nothing to complain about. Now the sun is shining and there is not a cloud in the sky, although I am not sure how long that will last.

Flowers in the balcony garden love both these things, rain and sun. So do the vegetables, and definitely the tomatoes, but in an effort to stem the tomato obsession I thought I might post about my prettier, more floral garden friends. Ok maybe I shouldn't call them friends, or should I?

Everything seems to match the sky at the moment, radiant blues with a hint of purple. The pansies are looking great, although I am wondering if any of the others will put out flowers and if they will be of a different colour, this was, after all, a mixed pack of seeds.

The cornflowers are bright blue and multiplying. Hard to photograph for some reason, perhaps a mixture of the wind (yes sun and rain and also wind) and lack of a plain background.

There is also an abundance of violas. They look amazing in the sunshine and it will be sad when I have to dig them up to put the tomatoes in. Maybe I can transplant them into a smaller pot and keep them.

Blue flowers, blue sky, this is going to be a good day :)


Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Blue blooms will blend well with blue sky. It will reduce the tension of the day and no more MONDAY BLUES!!..
Nice flowers,
~ bangchik

Lisa said...

Why did YOUR cornflowers grow? My seeds didn't even sprout - except for one, which grew a few inches of something that looks like a WEED

And I LOVE cornflowers!!

In other news, this week I bought gingermint, spearmint, lemonmint and chocolatemint...and a lemon balm plant