Thursday, May 17, 2012

What Is That Color?

My garden is in great shape right now. Not a weed in sight now that I have these weed-blocking glasses. And isn't this a wonderful color for a Columbine? What is that color called anyway?

And as a dyer, I'd love to get that color on my fabric. Maybe a little fuchsia added to bright blue? Do you think Mother Nature would share her secret?

8 comments:

Doreen said...

At the moment my Mountain Columbines are overflowing in the gardens. They are absolutely the most wonderful shade of iridescent blue!! I am always on the look out for more blue flowers to plant-most don't survive the winters like these self-seeding wonders!!! Mountain Columbine Blue...nothing else like it!

Linda said...

What beautiful flowers! I would call that a true violet color? Too hot here for columbines, but I've had them in red when we lived on the east coast.
I want some of those weed blocking glasses!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Good question! We have the same flowers growing wildly on the side of our house and I never knew the name. They are truly wonderful. Thanks for sharing the picture!

patchouli moon studio said...

The color looks like a dark periwinkle to me.

WoolenSails said...

I have used goldenrod to dye wool with, makes a beautiful pale yellow.

Debbie

Suzanne said...

Where can I get a pair of those weed-blocking glasses??? :*)

Jill said...

Laura, did you mean grasses? I like to use the ground cover to block out weeds as well.

Diane J. Evans said...

Okay -- here's the irony -- this color is called Columbine Blue, believe it or not. Doesn't help us much, does it?? It IS a gorgeous color -- I love it, too.

Diane