Waterperry Veronica

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This is growing in between two rocks of a low stone retaining wall.

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

What differentiates a bulb from a perennial plant is that the nourishment for the flower is stored within the bulb itself.…There is something miraculous about the way that a little grenade of dried up tissue can explode into a complete flower.

~Monty Don in The Complete Gardener pp. 142

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eliz May 16, 2009, 10:48 pm

I though that blue plant was flax (linum?) at first, but I see it is veronica. Neither are great plants for me. It’s very pretty!

Kathy Purdy May 17, 2009, 11:47 am

I do also have Linum perenne (blue flax), growing nearby, in fact. But it is a much larger flower (somewhere between a nickel and a dime; the veronica tops out at the size of a pea) and the flowers fade by noon, so I often forget to take pictures of it.

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