Blue and Yellow

The most striking flowers in the garden at the moment are the blue muscari in the flower border and the yellow marsh marigolds by the pond, now taking over from fading daffodils and tulips.

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The name marsh marigold is said to refer to its use in medieval churches at Easter time as a tribute to the Virgin Mary (“Mary gold”.) Also known as water buttercup or kingcup, amongst many other names.

Blue muscari is also known as grape hyacinth, corresponding with the resemblance of its hanging urn-shaped flowers to bunches of grapes.

Now well established, both plants come back reliably year after year with little attention.

One thought on “Blue and Yellow

  1. Beautiful. Full of hope. Meanwhile, after losing almost all of our winter accumulation of snow (just dirty remnants of plowed piles left), we’re about to get 15-20 cms of “late winter” snow! Enjoy those beauties. Ours will come in mid-late May!

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