Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Blue in the Garden

This is the time of year where my garden becomes blue and I just wanted to share 2 of my favorites with you. I just love this salvia guaranitica. This one is almost 5 feet tall and it will produce blooms late into the fall. Here it is up close. The hummingbirds love it.
Then of course there are the blue hydrangeas. I love the way they start out a green color, then get lighter nad eventually are a beautiful blue. This bush is 6 feet wide and the flowers are still pretty small and only a few have begun to turn blue.
Here is one with blue coming out around the edges. Eventually it will be a lovely deep blue.
I am so excited about the great response for the porch party. We have bloggers signed up from as far away as England, Argentina, Norway, Sweden and Germany There is still time to join in, so tell your friends. You can read the details on my post last Friday titled Front Porch Party.
Have a wonderful day.

Rhondi xo


  1. Hi...I'm over from Mary's. Love, love, love your cobalt blue glass! I collect a few pieces, too. Nice blog! :)

  2. Rhondi, that salvia is unbelievable. I've never seen one grow that large.

    I can hardly wait until Thursday. I have taken my pictures, but I still need to work on my post. Thank you for doing this for us.

  3. We have salvia in our garden too & it gets so big we separate it so it's all over the garden now & in some of our neighbours :-} Your front porch party sounds like lots of fun.

  4. I love just love blue in the garden...well... I love blue any where....don't you adore salvia.... it is such a great plant. I was just out taking pictures of the shade of blue of my hygrangeas..
    Please count me in on the porch day...see ya at the front porch..

  5. I love hydrangeas and salvia, also. The salvia I have is the regular bedding plant variety, Victoria. I have it in lots of pots. It always attracts Mr. Bumble, which is a large black bee that my grandsons just love to watch. I just got the new Endless Bloom hydrangea and she is just georgeous!

  6. Rhondi, I love your blue flowers you have. I have been working on my porch to get it ready but I might have to post a picture of a dream porch. We are still working on damage from hurricane Rita. Hopefully this season will be calm. Your garage sale finds are keepers. Have a Blessed Day, Bonnie

  7. Oh those Hydrangeas!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just love them! And the Salvia is gorgeous! I am going to plant some of that!

    Your garden is stunning!


  8. I just love hydrangeas. So beautiful. I like the red salvia. But then I like the red anything.

  9. Hi
    You have a very lovely blog. Wonderful pictures. I don't have a front porch, but I have enjoyed looking at yours, and I will be back to see the pictures of those who have signed up for your porch party. Have a great day and may God bless and protect you.

  10. Beautiful blue flowers! My pink hydrangea is about to bloom, I love the green at first too. I must get a blue on to go wit her!

  11. Love that Hydrangea Rhondi!!!

  12. Blues are colours that I love in a garden. I have a lovely blue Anchusa which is like a little cloud of pale blue. My blue delphiniums are looking good, and the Campanulas are about to come out.
    Please Rhondi, I need your help in where to send a porch photo?

  13. Oh, blue flowers are my absolute favorites! I love that salvia! I have never tried to grow hydrangea, and I'm not sure why, because it is such a beauty for so long -- in bud, in flower and as it dries...Your blue hydrangeas are gorgeous!

    Thanks for the garden tour...

  14. Love all of the blue in your garden, Rhondi, especially the salvia!

    Also love your blue banner!


  15. Your flowers are beautiful. I really love the Salvia

  16. The blue is gorgeous!! I think that pink is my favorite color in the garden, but blue is my favorite color over all. These are terrific! I particularly love the hydrangea.

  17. Hi Rhondi.... I have put a link to my "front porch" on my newest post, to accomodate your party.... hope it works for you...

    Much luck with your party...


  18. Hi Rhondi,
    Love your blue garden, mine is all purple right now, better post about that, it is so pretty!

    Glad your having a good response to the porch party, I wanted to be a part of this but I am leaving on a 7 day trip on Thursday...any ideas how to work that out, someone said you can do a post then save it and remote post???

    Donna Lynn

  19. Rhondi,
    I want to be a part of the front porch party, I have figured out the remote post thingy, as I will be flying to TN that day!

    Donna Lynn

  20. Beautiful blue's Rhondi! We planted 3 hydrangea last year and can't wait for them to mature and start producing some lovely blooms such as yours!

  21. OM GOSH!!!! I have never seen a salvia that big! I love salivia's they are on my top 3 of my favorites. O kay I am jealus now! I am going to have to try to get mine t grow tht big.I love the fact that it is so busy also mine are thin and tall. They are faithful little guys, they come back every year and visit me. Thank-you so much for sharing. I love your blog name by the way. What a great way to see things! I hope to be back to visit your front porch party.

  22. Hi Rhondi,
    When I first saw your salvia, I thought it was salvia gargantuan, not guarantica! It is huge! Gorgeous!

    And I would love to participate in your front porch party! How fun!

  23. Rhondi, Just beautiful! Love the hydrangea especially. Susan

  24. Rhondi,
    I certainly agree that blue hydrangeas are at the top of my list along with many others...

    Our friends from Wales, Marion and John, have returned home after a short 12 visit....too brief...I'm posting in segments our days together......

    Come by when you have time....Betty

  25. Hey Rhondi!

    I love the beautiful flowers!

    I am getting ready for your Front Porch Party for tomorrow. So glad you have had a good response!

    I have another reminder on my post today! I'll be sure and be there tomorrow!

    Thanks for hosting the PARTY!


  26. Hello,
    I am so glad I stopped by. I love the
    idea of your porch party, how fun!
    I will stop by tomorrow and visit everyone. I wanted to say I love your
    wonderful yo yo quilt find, it is just beautiful. All the soft pastels, this is one of my favorite patterns.
    So nice to meet you and I enjoyed my
    visit Pinkie Denise

  27. Rhondi

    beautiful blooms here!

  28. Hi Rhondi, It's nice to meet you. Rue sent me over here, from her blog. I don't have a blog, I've been trying to start one, but I keep getting lost. :O I do have a front porch, but my hubby is in the middle of painting it right now, so it's not looking it's best. However, our back porch is looking great. :)Maybe you can see it at RMS. I think your party idea is great. Have fun.
    jerseygirl211 'D'

  29. Rhondi,
    I love your garden and all the blue! That yo-yo quilt is so adorable..I just love those.


  30. I'm glad I found your blog! So far I've only read two posts, and I'm hooked!!!

    Your garden looks pretty, and I love that close-up photo of the blue hydrangea!!


  31. What gorgeous Salvia. I'm going to find some to add to my yard! Thanks for sharing yours with us. ~Adrienne~


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