The best plant I have become acquainted with in 2015 is also a half-hardy annual you collect the seeds of in the autumn: Eritrichium rupestre. A forget-me-not look alike, but much darker (and later). Both of these wonderful plants I got from my gardening friend, Glen, who has a knack for discovering interesting plants.
I have taken several pictures of blue flowers, but I waited so long to do this post that many, like the following one, have now mostly finished blooming.
|Creeping Veronica Goldwell|
|The native Blue Star|
Several sedums that have yellow flowers are now in bloom. The best one is probably Sedum Ellacombianum. The second is the Welsh stonecrop - Sedum fosterianum
Several blue or bluish Campanulas are in bloom.
Nepeta "Walkers Low".
|Catnip with Digitalis lutea in the background|
A combination of yellow centres with bluish mauve petals, an improved version of one of our native weeds.
|An improved fleabane|
Another beautiful blue plant Dracocephalum argunense with a few straggling Dianthus.
I end with a picture obviously taken outside the garden. This is how several of the fields around us look with canola in full bloom. Canola, which is grown for oil, was bred naturally from rapeseed at theUniversity of Manitoba here in Canada.