|Blue Sea Holly Blooms|
Several years ago, I want to say around 14 years, I had the opportunity to travel through California visiting a few National Parks and a few popular tourist sites. I remember stopping at the place of a huge garden and looking around at so many beautiful flowers and garden art. Unfortunately, I do not remember where I visited and came upon the flower "Blue Sea Holly."
The flower quickly became a favorite of mine because of the blu-ish hue to it especially when grown in mass groupings! I tried to grow several of these flowers in my backyard but the soil, climate, sunlight, and possibly even my dog didn't encourage the flower to grow.
Yes, my dog. Though I find it interesting that he will "avoid" peeing on flowers he sees me plant, sometimes he goes for whatever he sees that's handy. For me, I'm fine with that because my backyard is his area to run and play and dig or whatever. I garden too but with the knowledge that this is his area too. It works really well. I have to be very careful about what I plant too.
If you get a chance, go to your local garden center this spring and look for this plant.
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