Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Blue sentries

Pride of madeira

I didn't know what kind of plant this was when I took this photo in the Spring. Luckily, there was a name plate. This is Pride of Madeira, a member of the borage family. Taken at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

21 comments:

Mary said...

WOW, gorgeous!

Caroline said...

I agree with Mary...WOW...gorgeous!!!

olivia said...

Delish!!!

Annie said...

Ah, Kate, very striking! Love them. Blue flowers are my favorites!

Love also that yellow boat and mosaic below...and of course just about everything you photograph!

Aussie Annie

Char said...

gorgeous color

An Open Heart said...

I love blue in nature! Great shot!

;o)
S

Jill of All Trades said...

Oh that is just stunning. Actually blue in the flower world is kind of hard to find I think, especially that color of blue.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Gorgeous! I must plant this if it will grow in my neck of the woods. Wonderful photo. -Tammy

sweetpea_path said...

Ok, just me again jumping in to provide a Latin name for your GORGEOUS plant photograph...'Pride of Madeira' is an Echium fastuosum. Definitely not hardy to colder climes and must be conservatory-or greenhouse grown if one is below Zone 9. YEs, sentries indeed!

Sweetpea

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

They look regal!

♥~♥ Nine Acres ♥~♥ said...

I love the shade of blue! They would match my bedroom ;0)

kacey said...

Isn't that pretty!! (where's the texture??? ;-)

The Curious Cat said...

I love this photos - that blue is fabulous!

Daryl said...

Pretty and everyone at attention!

Caley Brown said...

wow what a really striking photography.

Icy BC said...

Just fabulous! The color is just incredible...

Mental P Mama said...

Blue is my favorite flower color! I'm coming there with you next Spring;) Just sayin'.

Simply Heather said...

Oh so vibrant blue!!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I have no words.

Audrey at Barking Mad! said...

Wow. Brilliant!

A New England Life said...

Ah yes, Longwood Gardens ... the place I am going to go to someday! The color is amazing!