Weak sunlight filtered through hazy cloud lights up pools of blue spring flowers. Look closer and the pure blue is often overlaid with shades of violet and pink whether in Brunnera…




or Corydalis flexuosa.


The wild wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa) usually has pure white flowers but garden strains have been selected from the occasional plants that produce pale blue flowers.


The flowers of honesty (Lunaria annua) are usually bright magenta so by comparison this strain originating from Corfu is a gentle blue. Botanically speaking this is Lunaria annua subsp. pachyrrhiza but to gardeners it’s Corfu Blue.

Five images from a morning walk in Edinburgh’s Botanic Gardens.

(Click twice on any photo for a closer view)