Planting Blue Flowers In Your Garden

Written by Lee Dobbins

Blue garden flowers can add a splash of unique color to your yard. You can buy blue and blue purple perennials and annuals to enhance your garden design. Plant them in a section for all blue flowers or mix them in with your other colors for a more varied look.

When planting flowers, be sure to followrepparttar instructions for planting locations and maintenance. Buying plants that thrive inrepparttar 137799 conditions in which you intend to grow them will give you a much fuller and easier to care for garden. A plant that needs full sun will not grow to your expectations if it is planted inrepparttar 137800 shade.

Make sure you water and fertilize you’re your blue garden flowers according torepparttar 137801 instructions and you will be rewarded with big luscious blooms. Pinching offrepparttar 137802 dead flowers will helprepparttar 137803 plant to grow fuller and produce more flowers.

Other things to consider when planting blue garden flowers include:

• Bloom Time – what timeframerepparttar 137804 plant will flower in – planting flowers inrepparttar 137805 same areas that have different blooming times will insure a succession of blooms throughoutrepparttar 137806 growing season.

• Size – make sure you plantrepparttar 137807 taller plants inrepparttar 137808 back so they don’t obscurerepparttar 137809 view ofrepparttar 137810 shorter growing flowers.

Below is a list of some blue and purple colored flowers for your garden:

Verbena - Babylon Blue - Purply blue flower petals on this early bloomer that is great for window boxes and planters.

Catmint - Walkers - This blue flowering perennial shows deep lavender blue flowers on long spikes. It graces us by blooming from June to September and grows to about 10" tall. It does best in a fully sunny spot but can withstand some afternoon shade. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and bees.

Corydalis, Blue Panda - This plant produces fragrant stringy sky blue flowers. It blooms in late spring, and sometimes again in fall. Can grow to 12” and likes partial shade with a rich soil.

Caspian, Blue Indigo - Blue pea shaped flowers bloom on stalks that grow up to 5 feet tall. The flowers that bloom in mid to late summer can last for several weeks. Plant in full sun or partial shade and sandy soil.

A Few Simple Facts About Purple Martins

Written by Cedar Creek Woodshop

Purple Martins arerepparttar largest member ofrepparttar 137752 swallow family. However, in flight their wings are more triangular than other swallows.

Males are a handsome lot having a violet head and body with black on wing and tail. Females, youngsters, and first year males are light bellied and look very similar to smaller swallows.

The song of a martin is a distinctive, low pitched liquid rolling twitter and is unmistakeable.

Purple Martins have been known to build their nests in cavities of dead or dying trees, holes in cliffs, or just about anywhere from 3 to 30 feet high. Butrepparttar 137753 most popular nesting place forrepparttar 137754 martin is in your own back yard intrepparttar 137755 houses you construct and put up for them. Their nests are made from leaves, grass, straw and twigs andrepparttar 137756 eggs are white and unmarked.

Purple Martins feed on a variety of flying insects, flies, bees, beetles, flying ants and moths, and here inrepparttar 137757 south,repparttar 137758 dreaded mosquito!!

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