Lavender Blue

gardenbug(Canada zone 5)September 2, 2008

Lavender's blue, dilly dilly,

Lavender's green

When you are King, dilly dilly,

I shall be Queen

Who told you so, dilly dilly,

Who told you so?

'Twas my own heart, dilly dilly,

That told me so

Call up your friends, dilly, dilly

Set them to work

Some to the plough, dilly dilly,

Some to the fork

Some to the hay, dilly dilly,

Some to thresh corn

Whilst you and I, dilly dilly,

Keep ourselves warm

Lavender's blue, dilly dilly,

Lavender's green

When you are King, dilly dilly,

I shall be Queen

Who told you so, dilly dilly,

Who told you so?

'Twas my own heart, dilly dilly,

That told me so

I noticed this morning that much of my garden is devoted to lavender, blue, pink and purple. I hadn't realized this before. It was terribly bright to be taking pictures, but here's what I came up with.

By the barn

Caryopteris

Clematis Joe Zary

Compassion Rose

Pink Phlox

Pinks by the rain barrel

Clematis Sinii Plamia

Astrid Lindgren Rose

Russian Sage

Verbascum

Vernonia

Vitex. It surfaces very late and very tiny, end of June for me, shoots up and blooms starting in September.

And yes, the scent is wonderful, as Saucy and Chelone have remarked!

:)

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lmcilhargie

I'm partial to lavenders and blues myself. What a nice collection you've got there Marie. I especially love that clematis. I like your watering can too. Now I'll be singing Dilly Dilly all day. I've always liked that song!

Eden

Here is a link that might be useful: Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)

    Bookmark   September 2, 2008 at 11:12AM
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lmcilhargie

Meant to say that FIRST clematis, Joe Zary. The Sinii Plamia is pretty too though...

Eden

    Bookmark   September 2, 2008 at 11:14AM
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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

They are definitely the colors of the late summer garden here too. But, yet again, the caryopteris I planted last year croaked - that thing just WON'T grow for me!

    Bookmark   September 2, 2008 at 3:33PM
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dodgerdudette

GB, I've tried to broaden my horizons a bit this year, I had a similar situation with all the lavs, blues,purples--but do love them ! I've added more yellow, and even some red-though the red is set apart. Beautiful photos as always !

Kathy in Napa

    Bookmark   September 2, 2008 at 9:16PM
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saucydog(z5MA)

These are gorgeous GB....you've been holding out on us :)

Is the Veronia also known as Iron Weed?

I have Vitex envy everytime I see it....it seemed to be a common theme running through all of the gardens I saw this year.

Looking around my own garden, I see lots of whites and washed out pinks....time to add more lavendars!

Eden, I loved the Burl Ives link :)

Saucy

    Bookmark   September 3, 2008 at 6:40AM
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ctlavluvr

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Thank you, Marie

    Bookmark   September 3, 2008 at 7:19AM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

Saucy, Vernonia = Ironweed. There are several kinds I'm told. Mine is TALL.

I suggest Vitex to everyone!(above zone 5) Mark the spot well though, it is very late surfacing. You'll think you've lost it if you have cold winters like ours.

Woody, I've had good luck lately with Caryopteris. I'm not sure why, because in the past it was toast every year. I got solid plants, planted them in FULL sun, pruned back only in spring after signs of growth appeared, like with lavender.

Kathy, I've expanded to yellows, oranges and even red too! I've been VERY shy of red up to now. In addition to color, I've been braver about plant size too: persicaria polymorpha, Vernonia, grasses...

    Bookmark   September 3, 2008 at 8:22AM
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deanneart(z5Southern NH)

All lovely Bug! I especially love that Vitex. I'm going to have to find a place for one. I confess I have a lot of these same colors in my borders this time of the year. Perhaps it is a fall thing?

Deanne

    Bookmark   September 3, 2008 at 12:10PM
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michelle_zone4

Perfectly wonderful! So many plants that I don't have yet LOL I think I'll just have to enjoy your vitex.

Michelle

    Bookmark   September 9, 2008 at 1:41PM
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