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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Blue Monday

'L' is for lovely Lobelia. . .or bladderpod, gagroot, vomitroot, vomitwort, pukeweed, wild tobacco, asthma weed, bladderpod, eyebright or Indian tobacco. Fact is stranger than fiction!

Every season I venture out to find the best and brightest blue annuals, usually ending up with Lobelia which eventually wilt and die before August. This year I have kept this sky blue colored plant in the old tea kettle totally out of the sun, with good luck. . .so far. The first photo is from a window box in front of a book store in White Bear Lake with the deeper shade of blue, one I also kill every year!

Visit more flowers at Luiz Santilli's Monday meme--Today's Flowers -- a nice way to start the week.
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12 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

sweet and perfect in that little blue kettle.

SandyCarlson said...

Lobelia is perfection!

Kate said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I haven't seen yours before, and I've just spent a pleasant time surfing your posts. I hope that you are now a fully acclimated Minnesotan after arriving here 3 (?) years ago. It's great, except for the winters!!

Rosamaria said...

Gorgeous!

Have a nice week!

SquirrelQueen said...

The little tea kettle and flowers are so cute, a beautiful blue. Great photos.
SQ

Denise said...

What an assortment of names this Lobelia has. A clever use of the tea kettle also. A perfect match, delightful photo! Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

This Lobelia is indeed sweet :-). Thank you for your visit and greetings from Croatia.

Arija said...

Lobelias are o beautiful with that bright blue, how could they be called by such revolting names?

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Oh, the lobelia in the teapot are perfect! Loved your heron and pelican photos, too.

ilanadavita said...

Both photos are nice but I think the first one is my favorite.

VALKYRIEN said...

I am so fond of those sweet blue Lobelia! Lovely arrangement of flowers!

Thanks for visiting - and have a great week!

Kitty said...

That's such a creative use for the old kettle! Beautiful pictures.