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Blue and Yellow

Posted by thinman Z5 MI (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 22, 13 at 21:35

I have a real fondness for blue and yellow. It probably goes back to my days as a Cub Scout. :) I had the shirt, the cap, and the yellow neckerchief with a brass slider, and at the end of the year we had the Blue and Gold Banquet, where we got the badges that we had earned. It was a tremendously big deal. I try to remember how it was then, when I'm dealing with my grand kids now.

The day lily is one that I believe was bred locally.

ThinMan


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RE: Blue and Yellow

My favorite colors also.

I was so proud the day my oldest grandson became an eagle scout.

kathy


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I gravitate towards blue and yellow together also, but I'm very picky about the shade of yellow.


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They're the color of the Swedish flag! Yea!


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Not really blue and yellow, more chartreuse and purple.

Purple Wave petunias and melampodium.

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Little Honey hydrangea and purple basil.

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tj


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Husband was an Eagle Scout, son was a Cub Scout, and grandmother was Swedish, so yes, I love blues and yellows together. Very pretty.


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Not really blue and yellow (more of an orange) but nice together ... bachelor buttons & bright lights cosmos.


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Those look great, Janie!


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TM, love that combo. Are those delphiniums, or larkspur?
Do you/have you done larkspur from seed? Indoors or direct sow? I'd like to try it, especially if that is larkspur in your photo. Is that in the new bed? I didn't notice daylilies in there. Thanks for any info!


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Balloon flower & coreopsis along with daylilies make an impressive show in late July. I do like the combination but prefer blue & white in my current garden. Can't say it'll always be my preference but balloon flowers have been my favorites these past 8 years at least.

My son was a scout back in the day so we did the blue & gold thing years ago along with the soap box derby. Cherished memories of parenthood.

Pretty pic thinman--thanks for sharing.


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Perennial morning glory and butterfly vine. Both can be bullies, so I have to be diligent about keeping them in control.


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TJ, sorry I am late getting to your post. I really enjoyed your beautiful combinations. You must have outstanding gardens.

Thyme, those are delphinium. I have done larkspur from seed, but I haven't done it well. It seems to work best when the plants self seed in the fall and the seed just sits there all winter. I have a patch of purple larkspur that keeps growing each year. This is in a different bed than my new one - one I have had going for a while.

Gardenweed, it's funny you should mention balloon flowers, as I started some blue ones from seed this year and they are all ready to put in, if I can decide on a spot. I haven't grown them before and am looking forward to seeing them next year.

Kathy, those morning glories look great with the butterfly vine, not that I will ever see that combo here in northern Michigan. I've grown Heavenly Blue morning glories - what a great blue they are.

Thank you all for taking the time to comment and add to my post.

TM


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