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10/03/2008


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SCILLA

Along with Spring comes blue, and I would say the colour blue in flowers is probably my favourite. Along with green, blue is the most agreeable of colours in the garden. It is always fascinating to watch these little scilla poking their heads through the soil all at different intervals, first the strappy leaves, and then the tiny blue heads appear, in my eyes a truly remarkable little bulb, which every years seems so full of energy. Of course these can be planted straight into the soil, but I keep mine in little pots, storing them away in the shed, with their pot, after flowering, and then introducing them back outside in time to flower again late winter, early spring.



Scillas were regarded by William Robinson as indispensable garden flowers. They bloomed in winter and on into the spring.

7 comments:

Flighty said...

Blue is my favourite colour! It's a shame that there is no blue rose!

Lesley said...

They're pretty! I bet you love bluebells too!

hi, im Darly said...

Beautiful and inspiring images.

nikkipolani said...

How sweet are these dear little flowers just emerging from the greens! I've long been tempted by gorgeous photos of scilla on packages at the nursery, but I suppose it's too warm here for them.

On another note, Louise, I see you have Celandine fairy on your sidebar. I have the little figurine of her for my miniature garden. Such a sweet one. It does remind me of Daffy ;-)

cd&m said...

Such dear little flowers, I don't have any but every year when I see them in my friend's mother's garden I think "I really must get some of those" and then promptly forget!

sheila said...

I LOVE scilla! I planted them this year too. The word charming perfectly describes them. Lovely shot, too.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

I also grow Scillas. They are so tiny and lovely and among the first things to bloom. Thanks for sharing.~~Dee