Keep Calm And Carry On With The Best Blue Blooms

Amateur Gardening|October 12, 2019

Keep Calm And Carry On With The Best Blue Blooms
From indigo delphiniums to lavender-blue nepeta, plant some blue perennials this month and inject your borders and pots with an air of mellow calm.
Hazel Sillver

NOW is the time to give your borders a boost by planting perennials, and if you feel your garden could be more relaxing, blue is the colour to go for. Shades of azure, cobalt, lavender and indigo imbue flowerbeds with a palpable calm, and many blue flowers are brimming with nectar, in turn luring wildlife into the garden.

In colour therapy, blue is said to create peace. It’s also a maternal colour, used in religious painting to represent the Madonna and mother goddesses. Garden designers love blue because it gives a sense of depth and space, and can be used to offset brighter shades such as red.

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October 12, 2019