There’s something magical about blue flowers. True blue – real blue – is not easily found in flowers, and they don’t seem to grow just anywhere, or for anyone. A morning glory is such a simple flower, with its delicate Madonna-blue spirals, but when was the last time you saw one? They favor sunny spots, moist soil, and a rusty mailbox or old copper downspout to climb to make them perfectly happy. They flourish in the summer, when their color is strong and vibrant, like a summer sky.
From the palest shades of the rare Tweedia to the neon blue of some varieties of delphinium, they are a delight to the soul. Here are a number of ‘blues’ arranged in various ways, including one old photo from a party we gave years ago, where we went a little crazy with the delphinium. I hope you find some inspiration!