A Week of Flowers 2022: Day Four

Welcome to Day 4 of my ‘Week of Flowers’ – my answer to brightening up the darkest days of the year here in the northern hemisphere. Why not join me? Just post a flower a day through to Tuesday December 6th. Yes, it’s that simple!

Today I am sharing some of my favourite flowers from my Moon Bed, planted in shades of blue, cream and white. First the Echinops ritro ‘Veitch’s Blue’. Such a beautiful shape and colour…

The bees love this as much as I do! 😉🐝

Another true blue is the Camassia. Sadly they don’t last for very long. (This one is actually in the Butterfly Bed, where I have had a few for several years now).

Around the same time of year the Scabiosa ‘Perfect Blue’ begin to flower too.

I grew these from seed in our first spring here, and they have spread nicely.

Finally, Echinacea ‘Fragrant Angel’ which is possibly the best Echinacea I have ever grown… strong growth, lots of long-lasting flowers and a bee magnet. 😃

Thank you for all the contributions and comments. This is so much fun! If you haven’t joined in yet there is still time… and remember to leave a link below so we can all find the flowers you are sharing!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!



38 thoughts on “A Week of Flowers 2022: Day Four

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    • That is the trouble, isn’t it. But I found the prickles were less dangerous once the plant had dried up and needed attention, otherwise I didn’t touch it. My extremely prickly Eryngium on the other hand was very difficult to cut down after severe scorching in our heatwave!

  3. Your echinops is such a beautiful blue. Mine is a bit pale in comparison but I love it nevertheless as it reflowers so often. In fact it’s in flower now which is pretty amazing. I’ve noted the name of your echinacea as so many of them are a bit temperamental in my garden apart from the classical purple one. Looking forward to seeing more flowers this week on your blog. A lovely idea for this time of year.

    • Thanks Judith. My Echinops looked dead after the heatwave, but sent up new shoots and buds, but didn’t quite manage to flower before the cold got to it. The paler ones are pretty too. Yes, that Echinacea is a definite winner so far. Fingers crossed!

    • Good luck Amelia. I really love this deep blue one. Some of them are paler and I have seen white ones too, but the deep blue is something special. 😃

  4. I adore blue flowers and, inspired in part by your photo earlier in the year, planted 3 Echinops ritro this fall. Fingers crossed the plants survive and prosper.

    • Ooh, I do hope they thrive for you Kris! I only wish they had lasted a bit longer here. I kept some of the flowers dried but they are so fragile I hardly dare touch them!

  5. Such gorgeous colors, Cathy. These are really standouts! As our landscape begins to hibernate, it’s very special to look back and relish the color!

    • Thanks Annette! The whole week was a whirlwind of posting and viewing all the other posts, comments etc. It was such fun and brightened up a very bleak week! Snow is on the way now. 😃❄️

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