Periwinkle

Periwinkle
Periwinkle

These little blue beauties surprised me by appearing much earlier than expected, on the bank beside our drive. In the thick undergrowth I thought I had spotted a flash of blue and on closer inspection here they were. I photographed them on my elbows and knees, trying to avoid getting covered in the wood ash that had been thrown there over the winter and I mostly succeeded in doing so. These periwinkles are such simple flowers, but with their striking colour and the way they fill the bank under the bare trees, I can’t help but feel a thrill when I first see them. Each of these appearances of my Spring flowers marks the steady progression of the season and I do wish they would slow down a bit so that I could savour each one. This early appearance made me realise that it doesn’t matter so much when I think these good things will happen, as they often will surprise me. I should just relax, keep watching and the full Spring lineup will reveal itself in its own time. Have a lovely day, my friends, simple, rich and full of promise like this lovely periwinkle. A Flower a Day #220

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4 Responses

  1. My neighbour uses this little winking blue plant as ground cover in her front gardens. As the season progresses and more of these sweeties appear among the green leaves, I love looking at them peaking out at me, as if playing a game of peek-a-boo. I think the name is sweet too and fitting for this adorable garden adornment. Thank you, Ellie, for this playful plant today.

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    1. Yes, playful indeed, with each one displaying a tiny beauty, as Linda said below, blanketing the ground under their leaves. Mine have been here ever since we got here, but I can imagine that if they hadn’t been there, I might well have done as your neighbour! Thank you Janet.

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  2. I love those little flowers Ellie. Mine are all starting to pop their heads right by the entrance of the door so it’s a welcome sight soon as I step outside. And I do agree they have a lovely colour to them that just jumps out at you. And when they blanket the growth under your trees it’s amazing to see them when they’re all in full bloom. Thanks again for sharing hope you have a great day.

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    1. Such a lovely description, and that’s exactly what they do – blanket the ground! Thanks for the comment, Linda. Have a good day yourself. Hugs.

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