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Lavender Blue

Posted by gardenbug Canada zone 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 2, 08 at 11:00

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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RE: Lavender Blue

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)


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

Eden


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RE: Lavender Blue

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!


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RE: Lavender Blue

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


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RE: Lavender Blue

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


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RE: Lavender Blue

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Thank you, Marie


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RE: Lavender Blue

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...


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RE: Lavender Blue

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


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RE: Lavender Blue

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

Michelle


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