Monday, January 10, 2011

Blue Monday - Blue Gardens

Welcome! It's Blue Monday! For instructions, just click here.

Visit other Blue participants by clicking on their links.

My granddaughter recently visited Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. If interested, I've furnished the link. You can see her blue coat over her arm.

She took many photographs. I selected these two to show you today. Here is a Bird of Paradise plant blooming. It's a spectacular orange and blue flower.

I'm not sure of the name of this beautiful, blue bush of blooms; perhaps you might be able to identify it for me.

Stay warm!
Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. niko
2. mizhelle
3. LaVoice
4. AnnA(Sweden)
5. Milla
6. Sheila (A Coastal Christmas)
7. Fifi Flowers
8. Jeanne
9. Pie
10. Dena E's
11. riz
12. imriz
13. Mom's Place - kat
14. carolynUSA
15. Yoshi, Japan
16. Lani in Taipei
17. Rinkly Rimes
18. Lesley
19. Little World of Fun
20. Mar, Spain
21. Spencer
22. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
23. john
24. sylvia extra
25. Eden, Australia
26. sHeNgKay's jOuRnaL
27. Cindy @ Custom Comforts
28. Bogie
29. anemonen, Swe
30. hip chick
31. Fe's Journey of life
32. A picture in time
33. Ella Maes Barn Gathering-Blue Ice Skates
34. Manang Kim,USA
35. Anni / Sweden
36. Crafty Gardener, Canada
37. La Dame de Nage
38. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
39. Reach Beyond Limits
40. Thoughts of Love!
41. Donnie
42. La@ A Musing Potpourri
43. Sewing for Granddaughter
44. Ann @ Tin and Sparkle
45. The Tablescaper
46. Life is a Battle
47. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
48. Blue Suede Shoes
49. Purethoughts
50. City lights
51. Thailand children's day
52. Mom and wife
53. Joy- Books and Life
54. hapzydeco
55. LIFE Moto- Sport Fest
56. lulumusing
57. Auntie E
58. Dhemz
59. Jingle
60. Nostalgic Marveling
61. John
62. Dorincard: Pinocchio and The Liar Paradox
63. Kathy Matthews
65. Loui♥
66. Lazy on Loblolly
67. gengen
68. Sherry
69. Grandmother Wren
70. Christine
71. A day in the life of: :
72. Rune K
73. greatpeople...
74. Spice Up Your Life
75. I Will Make You a Blog Button FREE!!
76. Cricket
77. Tattered Rebel
78. Terry
79. Mary@OnePerfectBite
80. Elaine
81. Debra Kaye
82. Debbie at The Paint Splash

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Marice said...

your granddaughter is lovely as well as those flowers!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, your granddaughter is absolutely adorable, just as pretty as can be. Love those pretty blooms, too.

I want you to know I linked to your post tonight, and I ended up with some weird link. I must have goofed. LOL! Not sure what I did, but I have got to go fix it.

Love you...


Sheila :-)

Fifi Flowers said...

Happy BLUE MOnday!

Dena E's Blog said...

Hey Sweet Sister Sally,,,sooo HaPpY to be here... Beautiful photo of your Gorgeous Grand daughter.. The setting is GREAT too.

Fashion Momma said...

Beautiful blooms!

Happy Blue Monday Sally!

My Blue Monday.

niko said...

pretty granddaughter you have sally :)

the blue flowers are awesome!

mine is up at

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, as you can see I am up late as we arrived home from Florida tonight. Our grandson's wedding was beautiful and a happy occasion. However, we are happy to be home again. There are no plans for traveling for a while. We came home to snow and a huge storm coming in overnight and tomorrow. Brrrrr.

Your granddaughter is such a pretty girl. I know she had a lovely time at the Longwood Gardens. Especially since it is winter time. The Bird of Paradise is a beautiful flowering plant. The blue flowers might be Salvia.

We are trying to stay warm. smile.
Warm hugs, Jeanne

Jeanne said...

Have I told you I love your header. Is this a view from your back yard? Beautiful!!!
Jeanne, again

Unknown said...

oh your granddaughter is lovely. The flowers are beautiful too but I don't know the name on the 3rd pic, sorry..hehe.

Happy BM Sally.

☺lani☺ said...

Lovely daughter and lovely flowers :)

Maria Berg said...

I think it is Nepeta x faassenii the blue flower and Narcisses the with one, MB

anne said...

I so love that blue garden and oh that blue flower I wonder what's the name of that.

MaR said...

Your granddaughter is beautiful! Love the Bird of Paradise plant!!
Happy Monday :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Your granddaughter is a beauty! Love the flowers... Can't help you on the name of the last posie... It's somewhere in my puny, little mind, but I'm unable to "pull it up".... :-)

Warm hugs,

Eden said...

You have a beautiful granddaughter, Sally. I love birds of paradise and I have one in my front garden. I am sorry I have no idea what is the name of the beautiful blue flowers.

Happy Blue Monday!

anemonen said...

A beautiful granddaugther and I love this post.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I don't know what kind of flowers they are but they are beautiful.

Fex said...

ohh that's a lovely flowers, i saw that in one of the big park here in Holland. In real they look so beautiful.

Anni said...

I love those blue flowers, they are really stunning! Ooo how I long for summer now!

Happy Blue Monday!

Linda said...

They look like blue delphiniums. Have a lovely day.

Sar@h said...

I have seen Birds of paradise in Martinique, too.
Happy new year

Beverly said...

Happy Blue Monday, dear Sally.

Your granddaughter is a beauty, and she stands out among the gorgeous blooms.

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

Your granddaughter is very pretty, Sally!

I love bird of paradise! It's beautiful.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Beautiful granddaughter and lovely floral photos!
Happy Blue Monday!

Unknown said...

congratulations to your granddaughter.

Anonymous said...

love the shot on that bird of paradise...really looks like a bird's head w/ a very colorful crown

Donnie said...

I love the photo of your granddaughter. Just lovely. That Bird of Paradise is gorgeous but I don't know the other one. I'm ready for spring. Want to try to get together for lunch soon?

La said...

Hi Sally!

I love your new header. It reminds me of where my cousin lives in Orlando.

Your granddaughter is lovely. Thank you for sharing some beautiful flowers on this cold winter day. La

Melynda@Scratch Made Food! said...

Hi Sally, it must be granddaughter day! Lovely shots all the way around! Sharing the re-pourpose of clothes, old into new. Have a great day.

Ann said...

A beautiful granddaughter, and a fantastic place this must be to visit. The blue flowers are beautiful. Looks like spring where you live, we're having around 8" of snow today.

The Tablescaper said...

Longwood Gardens is a special place. Love the blue flowers!

- The Tablescaper

genny said...

lovely blue entry Sally. I love flowers very much, and this one is lovely including your grand daugther. happy BM!

mine is up!

Chubskulit Rose said...

The flower looks like a head of a bird. So gorgeous.

joyh82 said...

Beautiful granddaughter and beautiful flowers! Happy Blue Monday Sally..
Joy at Books and Life

Life Moto said...

she is as beautiful as the flowers around sally!

havae a nice BM

Anonymous said...

At first I though the blue flowers might be foxglove, but the smaller blooms look more like salvia.

Auntie E said...

I love that place. We visit every year. Thinking of become a member, so we can go more often. Happy blue Monday to you.

Dhemz said...

she's pretty Sally! awesome photos...happy blue monday!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

your grand daughter is lovely...
love the images...
Happy Blue monday.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! The bird of paradise is just stunning.

Dorincard said...

Beauty, beauty your post. :)

Dorincard said...
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squawmama said...

Your granddaughter is so pretty and the flowers are beautiful too!
Happy Blue Monday

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...


Your granddaughter is pretty.

I think those are hyacinth flowers near the wall.

Today is my first time entering Blue Monday. I combined this post with Pink Saturday ... the first two pics are pink, the next few are blue.

Thank you for letting me participate!


Susan Freeman said...

I have been to Longwood Garden several times. Just beautiful. Happy Blue Monday!!

Susan and Bentley

Loui♥ said...

Hi Sally..
happy snowy BLUE Monday to you!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful grand, beautiful gardens, beautiful flowers.
Beautiful "blue Monday".


Momgen said...

She is pretty lady. Happy blue Monday.

Mine is here

my home sanctuary said...

Oh pretty and what a sweet girl. Great post. It has been so long since I have done anything like that! I love gardens! Well I was doing a little building since my last Blue Monday post. Come over and see what I have for ya!
Have a great week.

Grandmother Wren said...

Very nice. Visiting a conservatory is one of my favorite ways to leave winter behind for a while.

Hooked on Memes said...

Your granddaughter has such a lovely smile! Happy Blue Monday!

Savannah Granny said...

Sally, Thank you for sponsoring this neat party. I have posted blue shirted volunteers in Savannah's Extreme Home Makeover.
Your grandaughter is very beautiful. I know you are proud of her.
While not as as lovely, the flowers are pretty too.

LV said...

The flowers are pretty, but your granddaughter is the highlight of this place. I have seen flowers like the tall blues ones, but not sure of their name. You are going to be busy today.

Under Her Wings said...

I love the bird of paradise (the pretty blue flower)

Also, if you can take #71 off your list, please do. Somehow I mistakenly got that one on there. It's not the right post! Thanks.

And thanks for allowing us to post. blessings to you and yours and have a wonderful week.

The Single Nester said...

I have always wanted to visit these gardens. My local library often has bus excursions but I don't want to be the youngest on the bus.

Savannah Granny said...

Hi Sally, Please check back now. I guess I was in the process when you visited. I did the button first and was in the process of adding the link. My friend at Lazy on Loblolly told me about this am and suggested I place this post on your party.
I think I have it all set up now.
I am your newest follower.
Hugs, Ginger
Thanks for hosting.

Gypsea Nurse said...

Your photos are fabulous! And your grand daughter is gorgeous!
Happy Blue Monday!

The Timeless Garden Of Eden said...

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I made you a blog button that when you click on it, it will take you to your site.

I tried to find your email to send it to you.... can't find it or I have not looked well enough.

My email is terrylee5151 at aol dot com

If you want the links, email me. You can put it on your site and all people have to do is copy the code you see below the picture in my post. If they put it on their site in the html mode it shows up as the blue jay. Then visitors can click on the bluejay and it will take them right to your site.

Terry said...

Howdy Sally
Happy Blue Monday .
Please tell your lovely young lady thank you for the gorgeous photos .
Thank you Sally for sharing her with us today .
What a beautiful garden to visit.
Now I want a bird of paradise flower !
Your granddaughter is a very lovely addition to Blue Monday :)
Have a blessed rest of the week .
Hugs from Texas
Until next time
Happy Trails

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a lovely young woman, Sally. Longwood Gardens is a wonderful place to visit. We never went at this time of year. I was definitely a spring and summer gal. I hope all is well. Blessings...Mary

Elaine said...

It looks like a wonderfull place to visit.. I have visited several botanical gardens.
Happy Monday

Cindy said...

Beautiful! I've never seen the bird of paradise before. Hope you are well. I must look for some more blues to post.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Miss Sally, Happy New Year... I was going to tell you that I posted BLUEbirds today JUST for you. Glad you saw them....

Several bloggers have posted blogs from Longwood Gardens.. Such a beautiful place--and I hope to go there someday. We went to Biltmore in November and loved it...

You have a gorgeous granddaughter.

Sue said...

Lovely photos on a cold winter day!

Rebecca said...

I would love to have some of those blooms in my garden-gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally! Oh, what a beautiful grand daughter you have and what a lovely place she visited! Love seeing all of the pretty flowers!
Hope you're doing well and hopefully you're not having any of the bad weather. It's pretty cold here at the moment - about 45'! That's cold for the coast!
Take care and it's always wonderful to hear from you!
Be a sweetie,

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Sally, I am very late in entering but glad to get in on time. Blessings. Debbie

xinex said...

So nice to see Longwood Gardens again, Sally. I went there when I first came to US, early 70's, been a while so it is so nice to see it again. Everything is so beautiful there. Thanks for posting. Your daughter is lovely...Christine

Tara said...

Hi Sally,down under we call the flowers Hollyhocks..Loving your blog..xx

Anonymous said...

Sally your granddaughter is beautiful as well as those pretty blue flowers. Thank you for visiting me and for your kind comments. I'm getting new glasses which I am hoping will help.

bj said...

Beautiful blue flowers. The only blue flowers I know are our Texas Bluebonnets. I'm going to plant some in the spring.
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox bj :)