Blooming blues – Sharing floral hues and flower symbolism while waiting for spring

bachelor button

Centaurea cyanus

Veronica spicata

Veronica spicata

A blue flower, according to Wikipedia, “is a central symbol of inspiration“,  standing for desire, love, and the metaphysical striving for the infinite and unreachable. It also symbolizes “hope and the beauty of things.

Borago

Borage

That’s quite a mouthful. Obviously, the colour blue has much historical significance, and reverence!

Admittedly that’s easy to relate to right now, and this post has come about due to an infinite hope for spring’s seemingly unreachable arrival. You see, we had snow fall overnight here in cottage country, and it’s chilly outside to say the least.  Like many of you, I am itching to get in the garden.

forget me nots wfs

Myosotis

Feeling starved for colour,  with a monochromatic landscape looming outside, I took to viewing some flower photos on my Flickr site.

In doing so, it dawned on me just how many blue flowers are in my garden.

bearded iris

baptisia

Baptisia australis – False indigo

Of course, they don’t all bloom at the same time, (a bit of a shame considering the show they’d offer!), but on the other hand, it’s nice to have constant flow of colour throughout the season.  In any case, Wikipedia’s description seems quite fitting, indeed. So, in honor of spring’s imminent arrival, I’d like to offer up some visual hope right here.

Feel free to share your favourite blue flower here with me. Happy Spring!

Omphalodes

Omphalodes

Scilla siberica

Scilla siberica

 

Not quite blue, but I do love lavender.

Not quite blue, but I do love lavender.

Echinops ritro wfs

Echinops

Blue cardinal flower

Blue cardinal flower

 

Morning glory

Morning glory

About WallFlowerStudiohttps://wallflowerstudio.wordpress.comKaren is a gardener, artist, designer and blogger, offering an online tour of her central Ontario garden, plus some other places, too. The camera is always within reach, and when writing, she may wax philosophical from time to time. ;)

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