|These are in the front garden
|I don't have any of the midnight blue varieties of Agapanthus, nor any bi-colors. Mine range from medium blue to light blue to white.
|Catananche caerulea (aka Cupid's dart) has self-seeded freely here
|Globularia x indubia (aka globe daisy) hails from the Canary Islands. I originally bought it for its foliage but I love its flowers too.
|Lavandula multifida, a hybrid commonly known as fern lavender or California lavender, is difficult to photograph. I cut this one back just last week but it's already got lots of bloom spikes.
|Limonium perezii (aka sea lavender) has been blooming for months. It's in the final stages of its annual bloom cycle now but still has a significant presence in my garden even though I've cut much of it back. This plant is also a native of the Canary Islands.
|Salvia clevelandii 'Winnifred Gilman' is also aromatic but not in a bad way. This is smaller version of the native California sage with deeper blue flowers.
|I got Wahlenbergia 'Blue Cloud' from Annie's Annuals & Perennials by mail order several years ago. I've never seen anything else in this genus offered elsewhere. It spreads freely and rather boisterously but it's easy enough to pull it out when it gets out of hand. It creates a meadow-like effect, even when growing among succulents.
But wait, there's more! These are blooming as well, albeit as bit players in the garden:
|Ageratum houstonianum (aka flossflower) has a long bloom season if dead-headed periodically
|I planted Nigella papillosa 'Starry Night Mix' (aka love-in-a-mist) from seed this year in my cutting garden and it did well. This is the last of it.
|I photographed this Salvia cacaliifolia (aka Guatemalan sage) from an odd angle, making it look like an alien insect. Its flowers are a gorgeous shade of blue.
|I'd all but forgotten about planting bulbs of Triteleia laxa (aka Ithuriel's spear) last year. They didn't bloom then but I discovered a few blooms 2 weeks ago. They're shorter than they should be but welcome nonetheless.
May your weekend proceed under a bright blue sky!
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