Friday, 17 May 2013

Blue Is The Colour

Camassia leichtlinii

The cacophony of colour produced by the many hundreds of tulips planted in the gardens is starting to fade and being replaced by the calmer, cooler colour of blue. The first to flower is the Camassia leichtlinii and Ceanothus arboreus 'Trewithen Blue', with the many Wisteria not far behind, all calming the sensory overload before the summer explosion of colour. 
The Camassia leichtlinii, with their blue upright spikes of star shaped flowers, are flowering in the long grass area of the Nuffield lawn. The Ceanothus arboreus 'Trewithen Blue', an evergreen shrub, is found against the wall at the far end of the herbaceous border, and has produced a stunning display of large panicles of fragrant, pale blue flowers.

Ceanothus arboreus 'Trewithen Blue'

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