Saturday, 10 October 2015

Delphiniums from the garden

Delphinium Blue Butterfly
There is no blue like the blue cup the tall Delphinium holds up
Delphinium (Larkspur) meaning shows to Boldness, Open Heart, Big Hearted, Fun,
Ardent Attachment, Airy, Lightness and Levity.
It is the July Birth Flower
A beautiful painting done by Alexi Zaitsev
Known as Delphiniums and Sky 
Putting up a beautiful show in the garden.
Delphinium is a stately, elegant perennial that is a standard in English cottage gardens.
Mounds of dark green, glossy foliage are adorned with huge spikes of showy, spurred flowers
in early summer. Another common name is larkspur, although this name usually
refers to annual varieties.
Delphinius in a blue pt as painted by Joan Thewsey 
Delphiniums are glorious plants with flower spikes that can grow up to 180 cm tall.
Normally, they are a range of blues, but are also available in white, pinks, and purple.
They are standouts as background plants.
Our garden are home to hummingbirds that come
To seek the tall delphinium
Another name for Delphinium is ‘Larkspur’.
These beautiful blooms add a touch of grace to any garden and make a wonderful
 bouquet of cut flowers that will last several days in a vase.

Delphinium originated, according to legend, during the Battle of Troy.
Achilles' mother requested that her son's armor be given to the most heroic Greek Warrior.
The armor was given to Ulysses, although the brave Ajax expected to be chosen, and because of his dejection, Ajax killed himself.
The small blue larkspur began to grow where the blood of Ajax spilled.
Delicate and beautiful 
During the growing season is filled with blue 
Standing tall 
Thanks for joining us on a short walk between the beautiful Delphiniums. 

Sending Lots of Love from South Africa 

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