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Neptune's Gold (Eryngium)- also known as 'Sea Holly'

An interesting plant, with its bright blue thistle-like cones of flowers

surrounded by ruffs of spiky bract that turn from silvery blue at the base to gold at the tips.

Flower Photos


I am in a blue mood today
because it’s wet and skies are grey.
But I can still see from in my room
that blue Eryngium is still in bloom…
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More Bees to Love

A bumblebee hanging onto a Zebulon sunflower

A bumblebee on a Zebulon sunflower and lightly dusted with pollen grains

A huge bumblebee on a Zebulon sunflower… 18 more words


Parents Must Allow Children To Be Adventurous

On another dull, overcast, morning, Jackie drove to a follow-up appointment with her knee surgeon whilst I stayed at home for a visit from Paul, the Double Glazing Doctor, who arrived on time and gave the promised, reasonable, estimate later on. 353 more words

Spiny surprises

There are lots of lovely eryngiums for gardeners: this is my favourite.  Positively dangerously spiny, this marvellous assemblage of bleached-out looking bracts make a serious garden statement.  423 more words

Wednesday Vignette - drift wood magic

I’m on the road this week. The NNBA (The Northwest Nursery Buyers Association) is arranging a two-day tour of nurseries around the Tacoma/Kitsap peninsula. So much fun, and lots to learn from each one. 78 more words

Wednesday Vignette