Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lobelia and Rudbeckia


Lobelia and Rudbeckia
Originally uploaded by pchgorman

I love the various shades of blue in lobelias, the robin's egg blue, the deep sky blue and the midnight blue too.
I often buy a six pack of lobelias to tuck in to containers with other flowers. They grow about 3 inches tall and flow down over the sides in a graceful manner.
Trailing varieties can flow downward up to 18 inches.
You can also find white, pink and lavendar lobelia. A favorite edging variety is Cambridge Blue and for trailing Cascade Mixed.
Lobelia are "half hardy" to 32 degrees (zone 10) and I think of them as an annual.
They spark up containers of mixed flowers like pansies, violets, godetias and nasturtiums.
Do you have some container plants to recommend?

26 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

Gorgeous!

Mildred said...

I love blues and yellow together. Hope you are having a very nice weekend.

John found out Wed. that his tumor is benign. Thank the Lord for answered prayers.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Love how pretty they are together.
I hope you are having a great weekend.
Warmly,
deb

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Those colors are stunning next to each other!

I have really enjoyed some of the new variety of coleus mixed in containers the past couple of years!

blessings ~ tanna

Denise said...

I think I will get some of those tomorrow! I need a touch of blue in my yard!

Have a blessed Sunday!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I love the combination of these two colors - pretty!

Danielle

Marydon said...

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Have a beautiful Sunday.
TTFN ~
Marydon

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Terra Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful share. I love this blue coloring, simply elegant and gorgeous. Does it ever pop with that beautiful yellow. I so enjoyed my little stroll in your gardens this morning.

Have a beautiful Sunday sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Chatty Crone said...

I honestly do better looking at flowers then planting them.

I like the color - robin's egg blue.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Those are so pretty!! Love the blue and yellow!

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful! I still have no garden due to the weather! Lovely green weeds though! SO much rain it is too soggy to do anything! Enjoy the week! Anne

Carla said...

LOVE these colors. Never thought of putting them together.

GardenofDaisies said...

This is a beautiful blue and yellow combination. I wish the lobelia could survive my hot summers.

Elena said...

Ooooooh what a gorgeous color combination! Will need to find those. And thank you so very much for your comment!

BumbleVee said...

I like to put a geranium or two in my BIG pots... they grow well and give a lot of colour and life to the whole thing.
"Million bells"..not sure of the proper name..... ah....I love those...and there are several different colours... last year I had a lovely peachy colour in my blue pots.... they looked wonderful.

And I discovered a cute plant...called Limelight.... it was as suggested by its name, a lovely lime colour... profuse and great ground cover as well adding a whole new dimension to my pots...

Kimberly said...

Blue and yellow are some of my favorite together. Very lovely!

Terra said...

Hi All. Bumblevee, I discovered Million Bells 2 years ago and they are gorgeous, I agree. I have grown the peach colored too. I like any flower that has Bell in its name or looks bell-like. Someday I would like to find the Balloon flower, which my mom grew.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I have a serious weakness for lobelia. I always buy too much.

xinex said...

Love the 2 colors of your beautiful flowers together, Terra...Christine

myletterstoemily said...

i adore the blue of lobelia, but it is just
too hot in our climate. i will just have
to enjoy your lovely pairing of blue and
yellow!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I love love love this picture, Terra! Gorgeous combo.
Just threw your notes in the big giveaway hat, fingers crossed for you! Have a sweet evening xxxxx

Country Dreaming said...

Hi-- Wanted to thank you for joining the fun at Dreaming.
Come by again soon. It's great to meet new friends.

I grow all of my pretties in containers to our clay soil.
Our garden does well but most flowers don't.

Have a great Friday!

Melinda

Mary Harwell Sayler said...

I like juxtaposition in poetry and in flower beds too :) Colors and thoughts we were once told would clash can pop things in the garden and in a poem, making something blah really come to life.

Toyin O. said...

Lovely, thanks for sharing.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

I wish I had your green thumb! Working on my garden little by little! Have a fun weekend gardening!

Zuzana said...

What a beautiful colour combination.;)) Lovely flowers indeed.
Thank you so much for stopping by my place and for your kind comment,
xoxo