Thursday, April 28, 2011

Blue flower



I noticed these incredible flowers in my backyard but I don't know what they are.  I love the way the buds are pink before they bloom.  I took these photos April 6th so they are a fairly early bloomer.  If anyone out there knows what they are please let me know! (To look at them closer click on the image.)

(It also just so happens that Jillsy Girl's Color My World Challenge is now accepting blue.)



5 comments:

Jillsy Girl said...

I have no idea what they are except beautiful! I'll have me Sister-in-law look at your post, maybe she'll identify it. She's a master gardener.

Jillsy Girl said...

Okay...she identified it!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Bluebell

I'd like to have some of those in my backyard!

Nessy said...

Thanks so much for the ID! I just read here - http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/woodland/plants/bluebells.htm - that they are pollinated by long-tongued bees! Yay for Virginia Bluebells!

Jillsy Girl said...

That's great!

patricia said...

hi Vanessa, the blue flowers look like Virginia bluebells--I could grow them in Chappaqua NY but not here in VT. Patsy Kuntz