Friday, August 31, 2012

In a Daze

These Blue Daze were acquired from Leslie
They are esteemed for the periwinkle color of the blooms.



(Periwinkle is my favorite hue.)
They are an essential component of the blue garden we are working on.


They do well with very little care.
Considered a Florida-friendly plant,
as they tolerate heat and are drought-tolerant,
they require only a trim once in a while.




They were starting to spill over onto the driveway
and while I like the softening it adds to the hardscape,
it's not too practical when you are making your way
up the drive on foot.



I'm all about curves in the landscape,
but I thought I'd try something different.
They were trimmed in a square shape.


If I end up not liking the formality,
they'll grow back in no time
and I can let 'em go wild.



Plans have been made to use these beauties
elsewhere in the blue garden,
so I'll attempt to sprout some seedlings.



I took the cut stems and stripped the bottom leaves off.



I used rain water to see what happens.



This is how they looked after 3 days.


Yeah, Mother Nature is a marvel.



Hopefully, I'll have enough to use
and even more to share!

Have a great weekend, y'all!


8 comments:

  1. I sure wish all plants would root that easily!

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    1. Wouldn't that make life so much easier? ;0)

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  2. That is AMAZING. I'm truly always in awe of things like this. Ryan's trying the same thing right now with willow tree branches. We'd like to have a bunch for the property and they are supposed to do well from clippings.

    I've never heard of these before, but I wonder if they'd do well in Zone 5? We are in such a drought this year, but that's unusual.

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    1. The information I read says it does well in zones 8-11. Maybe you could grow it as a houseplant?
      Best wishes with your willow branches. I look forward to reading more about your new property!

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  3. I haven't had Blue Daze in the garden in a few years. I never grew it directly in the ground it was always containerized, looks beautiful cascading over the side...

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    1. I added some to a hanging basket, so I am looking forward to that cascading effect. Enjoy your weekend, Darla!

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  4. Those are so pretty and I love the idea of a blue garden!

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