5 Of My Favorite Blue Flowers

My Plumbago In Full Bloom

My Plumbago is now in full bloom.  It is filled with hundreds of tiny clusters of blue flowers.
My Plumbago is now in full bloom. It is filled with hundreds of tiny clusters of blue flowers.
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Everyone has their favorite color. Mine is blue. I buy a lot of blue clothes, and my house is decorated in blue with white accents. I even painted my kitchen blue. I sponge painted the ceiling to look like the clear, blue sky. I even painted white clouds in the sky. I drive a blue car.

Did you know our preference for color is directly related to our personalities? The traits for a person who likes blue are very similar to my personality: If blue is your favorite color you are conservative, reliable and trustworthy - you are quite trusting of others although you are very wary in the beginning until you are sure of the other person. At the same time, you also have a deep need to be trusted.

You are not impulsive or spontaneous - you always think before you speak and act and do everything at your own pace in your own time. You take time to process and share your feelings.

You are genuine and sincere, and you take your responsibilities seriously.

Having a personality color blue means you have a deep need for peace and harmony in your everyday life - you don't like having your feathers ruffled. You would benefit from daily meditation and quiet time for reflection, introspection and self-discovery.


My love of blue is shown in my garden, too. My very favorite blue flower is the Plumbago. This is a beautiful plant that loves the heat and humidity of Summer. It is not a “thirsty” plant, which is another reason I enjoy growing Plumbago. It is what I like to call “an easy keeper”.

Plumbago blooms non-stop year round here in South Florida. I have never seen any pest or disease on my Plumbago, either. It does bloom best in full sun, but it doesn’t seem to mind the shade. I have one planted underneath a huge oak tree.

The birds like to congregate at the base of this Plumbago where the plant gets very dense and thick. It will keep your yard full of butterflies all summer. My Plumbago makes a beautiful specimen shrub and has a height of about four feet. I like the way it grows with the boughs extending over the ground. The Plumbago is also known as Skyflower because of its blue color.


As you can see by my photos, the Plumbago grows on heavy stems ending in a cluster of tiny little blossoms. These can be cut and placed in a vase to enjoy in the house. They will last for at least a week after they are cut.

The flowers are very sticky! When my little dog, Baby, goes underneath my Plumbago to retrieve her tennis ball, she will come out covered in tiny little flowers. Plumbago can be used in borders, and I have seen them used in a single line to serve as a privacy hedge when they are planted close together.

Plumbago can also be used as a porch or patio container plant that will spill over the sides.

So, if you live in a warm climate, USDA plant hardiness zone 9 to 11, consider planting Plumbago for a lovely blue flower.

The Plumbago is very easy to propagate, too. Just remove a stem from a plant, use Roottone (or a similar product to enhance rooting, and place the stem into a pot filled with good potting soil. In a couple of weeks you will see a brand new plant!


The Blue Morning Glory

The Blue Morning Glory opens every morning in all its beauty to greet a new day!
The Blue Morning Glory opens every morning in all its beauty to greet a new day!

The Morning Glory Against My Wooden fence

The Blue Morning Glory is cascading down my wooden fence.
The Blue Morning Glory is cascading down my wooden fence.

The Blue Morning Glory

My second favorite blue flower is the Morning Glory.

Each Spring, I buy several packages of Morning Glory seeds. Since I am partial to the color blue, I choose packages of only blue flowers. If you like a nice variety of colors, you can choose to plant the multicolor seeds. These seeds are very hard, and must be soaked in water overnight. Some gardeners make a cut in the seed to help them germinate quicker before soaking them in the water. They will grow in sandy soil which makes them ideal for my soil which consists mostly of sand.

Many of these flowers will “self-seed” in the garden, which is an extra bonus. The Morning Glory should be planted after the danger of any frost anywhere, but here in the South, we enjoy them year round.

I like to plant them along my wooden fence in view of my screened in porch. I enjoy my morning coffee there, and it is such a joy to watch the Morning Glories open up every morning from their sleep at night. This is truly a miracle of nature. You can almost watch the petals of the Morning Glory fold inward for the night; only to return the next morning in full bloom!

I suppose that is why they are called Morning Glory!


A Blue Clematis

The Blue Clematis is another blue favorite of mine.  It makes a beautiful and hardy vine.
The Blue Clematis is another blue favorite of mine. It makes a beautiful and hardy vine.

The Clematis

If you would like a blue vine to grow, look no further than the Clematis. These vines can climb up to 12 feet. They like the full sun, and like a moist, well-drained soil.

The recommended growing zones for the Clematis are 3-9, and although I am outside that zone, I have been very successful in growing this blue vine.

I have never tried to grow Clematis from seed (I am told this is very difficult). I buy it already planted in a large pot from the plant nursery. I can be assured I am getting my favorite color of blue since the plant will already have a pretty blossom.


The Bluestar

The Bluestar is a delightful annual, easily grown from seeds.
The Bluestar is a delightful annual, easily grown from seeds.

The Bluestar

Bluestar, as you might guess, is a perfect fit for blue flowers. This is a delightful, delicate annual that produces clusters of blue flowers. It is very heat and drought resistance, which makes it a perfect choice for my flower garden.

I have one area in my yard that I use just for annuals. This is where I sow seeds for Zinnias and Marigolds along with the Blue Star. This flower is just beautiful when it blooms among the many colors of the other annuals.


I will enjoy these annuals until the Fall. They require more in the way of weeding and watering, but they are worth the extra work to be able to grow them.

Bluestar grows up to two feet tall, and they make a wonderful cut flower to bring indoors. These grow well in Zones 3-9.


The Blue Hydrangea

The Hydrangea will bloom blue if it is planted in acid soil.
The Hydrangea will bloom blue if it is planted in acid soil. | Source

Hydrangeas

No discussion of my favorite blue flowers would be complete without my memories of the Hydrangeas. Mother always had Hydrangeas growing among her many flowers. She taught me how to make their color change from pink to blue by adding coffee grounds to the soil.

If Hydrangeas are grown in alkaline soil they will bloom pink, so if you want them to bloom blue, the soil will need to be more acid. If you aren’t sure about your soil, take a sample to have it tested at the local Agricultural center.

Organic acidifiers can be purchased made specifically for Hydrangeas. Just keep in mind: Pink blooms need alkaline soil; blue blooms require acid soil.

Hydrangeas come in types that can flourish in sun or shade. They have huge bouquets of clustered flowers and can be purchased in different varieties to get the size, color, and blooming times you want in your garden.

The Hydrangea grows best in Zones 3-9. Our climate in S. Florida is much too hot for them. I miss this beautiful flower, but my friends who live in colder climates can certainly enjoy them.

We always had a large glass vase of cut Hydrangeas on the dining room table.




My Rare Blue Orchid

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I have been a gardener for many years. To be successful in growing flowers, sometimes it is just done by "trial and error". I tried growing flowers I grew and loved when I lived in a colder climate, and I insisted in trying them in our tropical climate.

Now, I consult the Zone map to be sure the plants I want to grow will thrive in my climate. I would suggest you do the same. It may save you time, effort and money in the long run.

I love flowers of all colors, but blue flowers are my favorites!

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billybuc 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

I don't know why, but I've always had an affinity to blue and purple flowers. These were beautiful, Mary. Thanks for sharing them with us.


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whonunuwho 20 months ago from United States

Beautiful flowers and well presented my friend. They certainly add such wonder to our lives. whonu


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bravewarrior 20 months ago from Central Florida

Mary, I love your blue flowers. I miss the morning glories. I had them when I lived in Lauderdale, but I've not seen them in the Orlando area, where I live now. I have a blue - well, it's really more purple (which is my favorite color) - flower that I pulled up from an easement in my neighborhood and planted in my garden. It's called Spiderwort and blooms much like the morning glory. It opens up in the morning, then goes nighty-night when the sun goes down.

My mom is a Master Gardener and lives in Ocean Ridge, a small town on the A1A side of Boynton Beach. Her acre of property sits on a Mangrove preserve. She has no grass, just themed gardens that she designed and planted herself. Her gardens are featured on garden tours several times a year. Are you near Boynton?


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi there, billybuc Thank you very much! I think I like blue flowers because they are more unusual than most of the other colors.


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, whonunuwho Thanks for the lovely compliment about my blue flowers. Yes, flowers add a lot to my life, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, bravewarrior I'm glad you like my blue flowers! I'll bet Morning Glories would grow where you live. I'd get a package of seeds and plant them (now is a good time). I'll check out Spiderwort; not familiar with that.

I would love to see your mom's garden. It sounds perfect. She must have spent a lot to time working on that.

I'm in S. Florida, about 45 mi. N. of W. Palm beach. Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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bravewarrior 20 months ago from Central Florida

Mary, my mom spends all her time in her gardens, even more so when she's preparing for a tour. That's probably why she's so young at age 76. You're about an hour and a half from where she is. When I hear of her next event I'll email you with the details. She's even had people knock on her door and ask for a private tour, to which she happily obliges.


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SusanDeppner 20 months ago from Arkansas USA

We used to have beautiful blue morning glories with vines that grew up onto our porch railing, but a few years ago our house burned down. Interestingly, a few weeks later as we visited the remains, I came upon a new, blooming morning glory vine. Now we have a new house and no morning glories, but reading this reminded me that I've wanted to plant some along the back property line where there's an old barbed-wire fence. Time to get some seeds, which I'm betting would grow right now. Need to do that. Thanks for the inspiration!


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mckbirdbks 20 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Mary. What a very peaceful hub. Just read a poem by Hubpage's favorite poet. There is quite a contrast between the two styles. At one time I like Morning Glories, the flowers are beautiful. The plant however is very intrusive and can take over a yard quickly. I have had many a contest clearing Morning Glories.

Thanks for the peaceful read.


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Jodah 20 months ago from Queensland Australia

What beautiful blue flowers Mary. I find them special because they seem to be seen less than other colors in the garden. Thanks also for the info about the personality of people who love blue. My favorite is green..but then almost all plants have green foliage. Voted up.


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, bravewarrior Your mom sounds like my kind of gal! I used to spend all my time in my rose garden (before I had to leave my old house), but now I am limited to the space I have to grow flowers. Please do let me know when she is having another garden tour!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, SusanDeppner Oh, how tragic to have your house burned down! It must have been heartbreaking to go back and look at the ruins. I am so sorry, but I'm happy you have a new house now. Yes Morning Glories are pretty tough; once you plant them, the seeds will fall and make new plants. If you are not expecting any more frost, it's probably safe to plant some more Morning Glory seeds. Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

mckbirdbks, good morning! You are right, one has to be careful where Morning Glories are planted. They do "self-seed". I enjoy them along a fence where they can just go crazy! I can see why you are not so fond of these beauties after having to clear them out.

I hope you have a great weekend, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Jodah I'm so relieved to see you are not upset with me and still love me enough to read my latest Hub! I hope you have forgiven me for my honest comment on your latest poem. Please get busy and write a happy, uplifting poem for me to enjoy, OK?

Yes, I love blue flowers, too. They have so much to offer with their beauty, and seem to be overlooked for the reds, etc.

I look forward to your newest poem, friend.....Mary


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Jodah 20 months ago from Queensland Australia

Hi again Mary, I'll be sure to make my next poem a happier more uplifting one. I've gotten my dark foreboding mood out of my system. I wasn't upset with you at all, in fact I welcome honest comments on everything I write. It is the only way you improve. If people only ever praise you then your work doesn't grow. You start to think you are perfect. See you at my next hub.


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always exploring 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

I love blue flowers too. I have all you mentioned except the morning glory. I am downsizing to a smaller home, so I'll be leaving them, but I have the seed to replant. One of my favorites is the cleome which has beautiful blue mixed colors. Your hub is lovely. Voted up..


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ChitrangadaSharan 20 months ago from New Delhi, India

Beautiful hub with some lovely pictures of blue flowers. I love blue and purple flowers because they are seen quite rarely.

The orchids and the morning glory look great.

Thanks for sharing, voted up and pinning!


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Thelma Alberts 20 months ago from Germany

Beautiful Mary! Though blue is not my favorite color, I still love to see it in the flowers between other colorful plants. Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend!


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FlourishAnyway 20 months ago from USA

I have had blue hydrangeas before and they are beautiful. I didn't know coffee grounds were the trick! Also, I love your blue orchid (not sure I could be trust with one, however).


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Jodah I'm glad we are still friends! I'm looking forward to your next Hub. One of my old Hubber friends who is no longer writing here wrote a poem a couple of years ago that was very erotic. I commented exactly how I felt about it, i.e., this is the wrong place to write a poem like that. He unfollowed me, and has never spoken to me again!! That should have taught me a lesson to keep my big mouth shut!

Big Hug to you, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, always exploring. I never grew Cleome, but I will find out if it will grow here with our heat. I'm glad you kept some Morning Glory seeds to plant in your new home. I went through downsizing about a year ago, and I really enjoy the smaller space.

Thanks for reading, and for the nice compliment, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, ChitrangadaSharan I'm happy you liked the photos of my blue flowers. Blue flowers are somewhat rare; most people prefer the reds and pinks, I guess.

Thanks for reading, commenting, the votes and the Pin, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Good morning, Thelma Alberts. Yes, the blue flowers are very pretty among the different colors of others like the Zinnias (which I just love).

Nice to see you, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, FlourishAnyway Yes, that blue orchid is truly beautiful. Orchids are so easy to grow, you would be surprised. I included a link to the Hub I wrote about that blue orchid; they are very rare.

I wish I could grow the Hydrangeas here, I really miss them. Thanks for the visit today, Mary


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Sunshine625 20 months ago from Orlando, FL

I love the color blue...navy blue the most. Morning Glories are also one on my favorite flowers. I grew them one year from seeds, it was fun to watch them bloom. Thank you for sharing these beautiful flowers that are sure to chase away the blues a reader might have :))


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Dolores Monet 20 months ago from East Coast, United States

Hi Mary - I too love blue flowers. I think they add a touch of cool serenity to a garden and have gone on a blue craze myself. Those morning glories are awesome. But the blue orchids, I must say, are artificially dyed!


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Nell Rose 20 months ago from England

Hi mary, my favorite color is blue too, and these flowers are so beautiful! I love the Orchid is especially, lovely hub for a wonderful Spring day!


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Larry Rankin 20 months ago from Oklahoma

Just beautiful flowers. Great read!


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Faith Reaper 20 months ago from southern USA

Oh, Mary, you blue flowers are just gorgeous and I love them all too. One does not see blue flowers much in gardens, and that is what makes them all so special to me. We had Morning Glories growing wild under the base of pine trees when I was growing up. They were always my favorite then. I must get some seeds! I also love the Plumbago being it can be used as a border. That is too cute about your dog coming out with tiny blue flowers tee hee.

Thank you for sharing all of your beautiful photos here and I also enjoyed reading about the personalities of those who love the color blue. All so very interesting.

Great hub.

Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

Here's to blue!


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jhamann 20 months ago from Reno NV

I think I want to plant some of those blue Hydranga's in my front yard our house could use the peace. Thank you, the family needs to flower shopping. Jamie


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Stephanie Henkel 20 months ago from USA

What a lovely presentation of blue flowers! I love hydrangeas as well as many of your other favorites and have a wonderful bush that blossoms profusely in June. Another of my favorites is wisteria as they are so showy when in full bloom. Thanks for the uplifting photos and tips on how to grow these pretty plants!


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Sunshine625 I'm glad you like Morning Glories, too. I buy a package for the grandchildren to plant. The seeds are large enough for their little fingers to plant, and they love watching them grow. Have a great weekend, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Dolores Monet I'm glad you like blue flowers, too. I especially love the Morning Glories. I've enjoyed the Blue Orchid. The second time it bloomed, it bloomed white, but was still beautiful. The company that makes these won't tell their secret about how they get that blue color! Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Nell Rose With your bubbly personality that shines through your writing, I would have guessed you would like blue, too!! Yes, the Blue Orchid is an outstanding blue flower, too. Thanks for reading, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Larry Rankin, hi there. I'm so happy you thought my blue flowers are beautiful. I really enjoy them, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Faith Reaper You are right; people don't seem to plant blue flowers very much, but I just love the contrast with the annuals. Oh, yes, get yourself some Morning Glory seeds and get them into the ground for summer blue blossoms.

I like to see Plumbago used as a border, too.

Thanks so much for reading, commenting, the votes, and the shares, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi,jhamann I'm not sure if the Hydrangea will grow in your state; it's too hot here. Check the zone map to make sure. I love to go flower shopping, too. I can spend an entire day at plant nurseries, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Stephanie Henkel I miss growing some of my favorite flowers here in S. Fl. I do miss the Hydrangeas. Oh, Wisteria is one of my favorites, too. We always grew that in Geogia.

So nice to see you here today, Mary


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AliciaC 20 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

Your flowers are beautiful, Mary. Thank you for sharing the information about them in this lovely hub.


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, AliciaC Thanks for the lovely compliment on my blue flowers, I'm so happy you liked them, Mary


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marcoujor 20 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Mary,

Blue is my favorite color too and I love the personality traits you've identified.

Mom loved blue hydrangeas too. We plant pennies in the soil and the acid in the soil can turn white flowers into a rich blue violet.

Your orchid is exquisite - so is this entire post actually. Thanks for the Spring infusion. Sharing and Voting UP and Beautiful. Love, Maria


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vocalcoach 20 months ago from Nashville Tn.

Mary - thank you for this beautiful, glorious presentation of your stunning flowers. I'm so inspired to add blue flowers to my garden. I love the Plumbago video and will look for this plant and hope I find it. Also want to tell you that your blue orchid is amazing! You have a gift and special relationship with flowers. Voted across (no funny) and will share for sure.


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travmaj 20 months ago from australia

I loved this, blue flowers are a delight. I have hydrangeas, yes, blue ones, and clematis. Another I love to see is Forget-Me-Not - so sweet and they grow wild around here. Perhaps my favourite of all is a reminder of my childhood - Bluebells covered the woods in England in Springtime and the scent was delightful. I long to see them again. Thank you Mary, you brought back many memories with this lovely piece on blue flowers. Your rare blue orchid is breathtaking.


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bac2basics 20 months ago from Spain

Hi Mary.

I loved that you included information about what blue means if you are a person who chooses the colour as their favourite. It´s mine too, and the traits you described fit me almost to a T.

I have Plumbago growing here in Spain in my garden, it´s such an easy plant to propagate from cuttings, and what I would describe as a good doer. Morning glory grows wild here, but I have never been able to dig up a clump and have it grow in my garden.


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Writer Fox 20 months ago from the wadi near the little river

I enjoyed the pictures of your Plumbago. This is a great accent plant for any garden.


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Shyron E Shenko 20 months ago

I love your beautiful flowers, Morning Glory, is my favorite of these, I did not see any Blue Bonnets.

Voted up, UABI and Shared.

Blessings and Hugs

ss


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, marcoujor So, you're a "blue gal", too?? I never heard of putting pennies in the soil to make a Hydrangea turn blue. I just learned something new today; thanks!

I placed a link to my Blue Orchid in case readers were curious. Yes, it is quite beautiful; however after it blooms once, the next time it blooms, it will be white!

Thanks so much for the votes and the share. Hub Hugs to you today, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, vocalcoach If you can't find Plumbago at your local nursery (I see them in Home Depot), you can order them online, but I like to see a plant in the pot already blooming.

Yes, that Blue Orchid is quite stunning. I have to admit I do have a "green thumb".

Thanks for the votes and the share, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, travmaj I've never seen Bluebells here. I ran over to Google and found out they are native to France and England. They must be quite beautiful! I miss the Hydrangeas here, but I do have fond memories of them and their beauty.

I'm delighted you enjoyed reading about my favorite blue flowers, thanks so much. Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, bac2basics Yes, I find it interesting to find our choice of colors are reflected in our personalities. You are so right about propagating the Plumbago. I can't tell you how many cuttings I have given friends and neighbors. If you want to grow some Morning Glories, look for packages of seed. They germinate very rapidly and once they are started, they self seed. Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Writer Fox . So good to see you today! I'm glad you like my Plumbago. I love them, too. Have wonderful Sunday, Mary


Susan Sproull 20 months ago

Hi Mary,

Blue is a colour that makes me feel peace and calm. Thank your for sharing your beautiful blue flowers. Your rare blue orchid is stunning.

Best Wishes to you and Baby.

Susan


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Happyboomernurse 20 months ago from South Carolina

Hi Mary,

Blue is my favorite color, so I appreciated the personality description you gave for those who love it, and felt it does reflect my personality.

I have clematis vines that climb up a trellis near the front of my house and have found them very easy to care for. I cut them back each fall and they bloom May through November.

Last year, I planted some in my backyard, but the rabbits kept eating the new shoots before they got fully established!

I liked the photos of all your plants, but particularly the morning glories growing over your fence.

Thanks for sharing this info.

Blessings & Hugs,

Gail


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Shyron E Shenko, good morning. I love the Morning Glory, too. Actually, I should have placed it number one; it was hard to decide between them and the Plumbago! I never see Blue Bonnets here, and I really don't know why. I know they are a state flower of Texas. I visited that state once, and I was amazed at how they were used all along the roadsides and in the medians of the highways. I think Lady Bird Johnson can be thanked for that.

Thanks for the votes and the share. Hugs back atcha! Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Susan Sproull Oh, yes, I agree; the color blue is a very peaceful and calming color. Yes, the Blue Orchid is a real beauty. Baby is doing just fine, thanks, and sends her love to you! So nice to see you! Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Happyboomernurse I would have guessed blue would be your color. The "blue people" are very compassionate and loving people. I'm happy you enjoy your Clematis. One of the reasons I like them is they are so easy to care for. I'm happy you liked my photos.

Thanks for reading and commenting. I'm sending you a big hug right back! Mary


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Romeos Quill 20 months ago from Lincolnshire, England

Some lovely snapshots of your chosen flowers Mary615 and have to agree with your favourite colour; purple is pretty spectacular too.; have written of ' Bachelor's buttons ' before - they certainly lend justice to a summer vista.Your orchid is spectacular.

Happy to share where I can.

Warm Regards;

R.Q.


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Romeos Quill Thanks for the nice compliment on my photos. I enjoy taking snapshots of my flowers even though I do not have an expensive camera. One of these days I hope to get one I can take really good close ups with.

Glad you like my Orchid; they are one of my favorites, too. Mary


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pstraubie48 19 months ago from sunny Florida

Hi Mary I thought I commented on this but do not see it. Your photos are exquisite. I have most of these beauties in my yard...my morning glory has not begun to bloom yet this year. Scattered some seeds just last week.

Lovely lovely Pinning sharing and voting up++++

Angels and blessings are on the way to you this afternoon ps


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drbj 19 months ago from south Florida

Blue is one of my favorite colors, too, Mary, so I particularly enjoyed reading this hub and gazing at the photos of all those extraordinary blue flowers. The blue orchid is the piece de resistance.


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poetryman6969 19 months ago

Love those morning glories but the blue orchids are stunning.

Voted up for blueness!


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi pstraubie48 As you know the Morning Glory is a little slow at germinating, but once they start, they go crazy!! I'm glad you have most of these same flowers in your yard.

Thanks so much for reading, commenting, the votes and the Pin. Goodnight and my best, Mary


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi there, drbj. I'm glad you like the color blue, too! I'm so glad you like my blue flowers. To read more about the Blue Orchid check the link I included. It is a very unusual Orchid. So good to see you!


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi there, poetryman6969 The Morning Glory is probably my very favorite blue flower; it was a toss up between them and the Plumbago for my favorite!

Yes, the Blue Orchid is certainly one of a kind. Thanks for reading and the vote, Mary


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Vellur 19 months ago from Dubai

You have a lovely collection of blue flowers in your garden. I love the Morning Glory and the Plumbago flowers. It must be great to drink coffee gazing at your beautiful flowers, great hub. Great images, voted up.


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vasantha T k 19 months ago from Bangalore

Liked the pictures of blue flowers, something different from other common colours like yellow and red.


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phoenix2327 19 months ago from United Kingdom

I love orchids, second only to roses. I've always wanted an orchid but I think they may be to fussy and I wouldn't look after it properly.


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Vellur , good morning. Thank you for the nice compliment on my blue flowers. Yes, sitting on my porch and enjoying my flowers in the morning is wonderful first thing in the morning. I was thrilled this morning to see buds popping out on a couple of the Orchids!

I'm glad you liked my photos, too. Thanks for the votes, Mary


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, vasantha T k You are a true lover of flowers and nature. I know that because I just read one of your lovely poems about nature! Yes, blue flowers are different from the more popular reds, etc.

So nice to meet you here today, Mary


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, phoenix2327 It is such a misconception people have about growing Orchids! They are so easy to grow, and they reward us once or twice a day with their beautiful blooms. If you live in a somewhat climate, you could grow one. From what I've read and heard the UK does get very cold in Winter, so you would need to do a little research.

I have written several Hubs about my Orchids. When you have some time, you might enjoy those.


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Perspycacious 19 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

I share your enjoyment of blue morning glories, but that is not to slight the other mosaics of the garden and wilderness.


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Perspycacious I know you are an avid gardener, too, and are getting ready to plant your seeds now. Yes, our gardens and the wilderness has wonderful mosaics we can appreciate. Goodnight, Mary


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Nadine May 19 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Great post. Being a keen gardener I loved reading about your Plumbago bush, which we bought last week. Two of them because they grow easy in Cape Town. We also have lots of Morning Glory growing among the hedge between us and our neighbors. We also have Hydrangea growing in a big pot on our front deck, but never tried adding coffee. Great photos and I must keep an eye out for a blue Orchid.


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Nadine May, good morning. Your climate sounds like that of S. Florida, so you must be able to grow some beautiful flowers! I wish I could get a Hydrangea to grow here; I really miss those. I just saw some Blue Orchids at our local Home Depot. Also, they can be ordered online.

I'll bet your Morning Glory is just beautiful. My best, Mary


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phoenix2327 19 months ago from United Kingdom

Thanks for the info. I would love to have orchids for our bedroom.


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

I have several friends who grow Orchids inside their homes, so I'd say give them a try in your bedroom; good luck!


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Suzanne Day 19 months ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I like blue and green as my favourite colours too! Although being a creative, I am prone to some spontaneity. I like the Bluestar flower and the Hydrangea best. If I ever get round to owning a home, I'm going straight for these flowers to plant in the garden. Voted awesome and up!


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Suzanne Day How nice to meet you here! I'm glad you like blue flowers. The Hydrangea is truly a beauty; I hope you can grow that in your climate.

Thanks for reading, commenting, and the vote. Goodnight, Mary


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Peggy W 19 months ago from Houston, Texas

We have a plumbago in our backyard and soon it will start blooming. Those flowers are indeed sticky and adhere to just about anything that brushes up against them. I have mine planted at the back of a bed so hopefully it will keep Skippy from bringing flowers into the house on his fur.

We grew hydrangeas in front of our house when we lived in Wisconsin. They can also bloom in a white color. Loved them!

Morning glories are so beautiful and prior to growing shrubbery against our backyard fence many years ago, I grew morning glories and also moon-flowers. The latter opens at night. Both are a delight to grow.

Wonderful hub Mary. Up votes and happy to share, pin, etc.


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Peggy W Good Morning! I'm not familiar with the moon-flowers; I'll check on those. I miss the Hygrangeas here. I guess it just gets too hot. Can you grow them in Houston?

Thanks for reading about my favorite Blue Flower, the votes, the share and Pin. Have a wonderful Sunday!


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unknown spy 19 months ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

I love all the flowers! planned to plant all flowers when i got my own land ;)


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peachpurple 19 months ago from Home Sweet Home

oh your morning glory is so beautiful and enchanting


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Good morning, unknown spy Oh, I love flowers too. I wish I had more space so I could grow more and more. Good to see you, Mary


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi peachpurple I'm happy you think my Morning Glory is beautiful. We had a heavy rain last night, and it looks like we'll have a gloomy day today, but the Morning Glories have all opened up and are so nice to welcome my day. My best, Mary


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Jackie Lynnley 19 months ago from The Beautiful South

This brought back such a great memory. My mom loved blue and blue flowers she always had of different kinds. She started developing Alzheimer's though and never went outside unless I had to leave the house for awhile and had to take her with me and for that I got her some nerve pills from her doctor to keep her relaxed or calm. Once my husband and I took Mom with us going about an hour away to my daughters house and Mom was reclining in the back seat like a baby as usual. We kept seeing this blue flower that we knew we should know the name but could not recall it for anything, We had mostly seen it in pink but this was blue. We finally pulled the car over to see out clearly at some and my mom popped up between us from the back seat and took a look. She said, "That's Hydrangea." Then she laid back down in her seat. We were so shocked that she would even be hearing us for one thing and then to go to the trouble to look and actually know it...it has been well over five years and she has passed since then but that is such a fun memory. Thanks for bringing it back!

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shanmarie 19 months ago from Texas

That's what that is! I snapped a picture of a blue orchid in a store because I loved the beauty of it, but I had no idea what it was. Now I know.

I also love blue hydrangeas. Unfortunately I killed mine, though.


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Jackie Lynnley Thanks for sharing that wonderful memory of your Mother. It brought tears to my eyes. Alzheimer's is a horrible disease; I hope and pray that one day we may all be spared from it. You were a special daughter to take your mom out so she could enjoy looking at the Hygrangeas. That must have made her very happy.

I learned to love the flowers from my sweet Mother who died at the age of 52. I still miss her, as I'm sure you miss yours. Love to you, Mary


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, shanmarie Good for you! The Blue Orchid is certainly a beautiful sight to see. Too bad about your Hygrangea. I'm so tempted to try to grow them here, but I know it would be useless.

Thanks for reading and commenting on my Blue Flowers, Mary


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CatherineGiordano 19 months ago from Orlando Florida

There is something so special about blue flowers. Perhaps because most flowers aren't blue. I think I have read somewhere that blue is the most popular color when you ask people for their favorite color. I like what you said about people who like being trustworthy and reliable because blue is my favorite color also. But you said people who like blue are not spontaneous and impulsive and I am very much so.


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, CatherineGiordano I'm glad you think blue flowers are special, too. My entire house (or I should say apartment now) is decorated in medium blue with white accents. I'm not an impulsive person, either. I fret over making simple decisions.

Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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Besarien 19 months ago

Hello Mary! My father, mother, and most of my brothers all loved blue. My favorite has always been green! I just had to be different! I do love all these flowers though. We had many of them in our garden growing up. I love the description of your ceiling. We did something similar in the nursery at our first house before our son was born. I don't think he remembers but I loved it! I spent a lot of time rocking him to sleep and looking up at those clouds. It is funny how a color hold so many memories. Beautiful hub!


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, Besarien, Oh, yes...what wonderful memories you have from painting your baby's ceiling with clouds. I remember the stiff neck I had after reaching up (even with the ladder) to sponge paint the clouds on my ceiling!

Thanks for reading about my blue flowers and the lovely compliment, Mary


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Au fait 19 months ago from North Texas

All gorgeous! You must have a large garden and a green thumb! Pinned the morning glories to my 'Blue III' board. Voting this up and BAUI.


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Au fait Thanks so much! I do have a green thumb. My kids say I can stick a twig in the soil, and it will sprout!! I'm so glad you liked my Morning Glories in particular.

Thanks for reading and the votes, Mary


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CrisSp 16 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Beautiful hub and I love all those lovely blue flowers you have Mary. I have Hydrangeas in my front yard and they're turning pink now but still pretty in cluster. I'll experiment with the soil and add coffee to see what will happen or maybe just buy the blue cluster and simply plant it and let it grow.

Enjoyed this hub and will be sharing the goodness for sure.

Thank you.


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mary615 16 months ago from Florida Author

CrisSp , Hi and good morning! I grew Hydrangeas when I lived in Georgia and just loved them. They don't grow here in S. Florida, I'm afraid, but I do enjoy the blue flowers I can grow.

Thanks for reading and sharing, Mary


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Nell Rose 15 months ago from England

Its lovely to take another look at these gorgeous flowers before winter sets in mary, lovely!


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mary615 15 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Nell. Just want to take this opportunity to congratulate your on your Hubbie Award. Yes, you will definitely go "viral"!

I'm so lucky to live in a warm climate where I can grow my flowers year round.

Thanks for taking a look at my 5 favorite blue flowers, Mary


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ladyguitarpicker 13 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

Hi Mary, this is awesome, I love blue flowers and blue paint. I also drive a blue car. We have the same flowers with the exception of the blue clematis. Enjoyed reading this article. Hope you are better, Stella

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