'Perle d'Azur' Clematis All Over, And Not-Nelly-Moser

I hoped multiple plants of Clematis 'Perle d'Azur' and Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' in the same area would provide a little unity to a chaotic color scheme.  
One there, complete with self portrait:

And another...
  ...another...there I am again...

...and the mother of them all.

It seems to have helped tame the color chaos just a bit--or perhaps eyes are so drawn to ethereal blue it is easy to ignore the rest.  It helps that Geranium 'Rozanne' is nearly the same color as 'Perle d'Azur'.
Close enough for unity
Shasta Daisy, Geranium 'Rozanne' photo z4945_zps81385d07.jpg

Geranium 'Rozanne' and Centaurea cyanus photo wendy5035_zps753ae122.jpg  
'Not Nelly Moser' appeared in a pot of 'Angelique' Clematis, which is a pale blue with pale yellow anthers--I saw two or three flowers of 'Not Nelly' while walking back and forth and back and forth, deadheading roses.  It took several looks before I realized the flower was not 'Angelique', and more looks to speculate that this is a self of 'Nelly', or possibly 'Nelly' x 'Angelique.

'Nelly Moser' has pink-striped tepals and dark anthers:
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'Not Nelly' lost her stripes and has white tepals edged with pale blue.  The same dark anthers:
'Not Nelly Moser' photo notnelly4961_zps0331f0c4.jpg
Are random seedlings ever of value?
Seedlings that appear:  I have a seedling rose or two of little interest, some total dud Iris and Hippeastrums, a few dud and a few keeper (though hardly spectacular) day lillies. Apparently sometimes random seedlings are worth something, as that is exactly what 'Wendy's Wish' is--a seedling that simply appeared in one Wendy's garden.  One in a million.
Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' photo wendy5042_zps4555fc69.jpg

Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' photo wendy5026_zps17a41fe3.jpg 


  1. The colour of the clematis is so beautiful, wonderful images from your garden, the blue and lavender colours compliment each other... nice to catch a glimpse of you too dear Hoover.
    Salvia, 'Wendy's Wish' is also lovely.
    xoxoxo ♡

    1. Thank you Dianne. I only wish I was as presentable as my garden.

  2. Beautiful pictures!

    Regarding seedlings, I have a lavatera that popped up next to my L. maritima that, to my eye, has much prettier flowers. The flowers are smaller but more deeply colored. I need to propagate more of them as I wouldn't want to lose the mother plant without several in reserve.

    1. That's cool about your seedling Lavatera--yes, now you must propagate it!

  3. Your Perle d'azure is so beautiful! An enchanting color. It looks great in your garden.

    1. My all-time favorite color I think. I could paint my house and car that color, wear only that color of clothes...and shoes...

  4. Your blue Clematis are so charming, I lack that color in Clemmies. 3 years ago I thought I lost my Sugar Candy Clem. then last summer I saw a large bloom on the ground in the fall, and it turned out one vine was still alive and had grown along the ground and then bloomed, so I tied it back up on the deck and now it is covered in blooms! I have never had one self-sow, that would be fun.

    1. They do vanish and then suddenly return, Clemmies. That's one thing fun about them, isn't it? I have gotten some seedlings, some never bloom, others are nearly identical to the parent. They do what they want.

  5. I think random seedlings are frequently of value. A lot of my plants start out as volunteers. I don't think your color scheme is chaotic, lots of blue is always a good way to calm things down.


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