Monday, April 19, 2010

Delicate and Fanciful Wood Squill

I am first exposed to these little flowers at a neighbor's yard. They grew among the tall grass, but look very elegant and eyes-catching. They bloomed at the same time as the daffodils. I had no idea what they are, but was drawn to them intensely.

Then last Sunday, I saw them again at Lowe's, and found out they are called Wood Squill, or Scilla siberica. They are perennial, grow from seeds, and needs six hours of direct sun. Most specimens have blues flowers, but some are white.

These flowers don't last long, but they are very beautiful, delicate, and very fancy while they are blooming. I'm keeping a close eye on these flowers, and wait to get some seeds for next year.

It's said that they grow best among the grass, and the flowers usually go dormant when the grass needed to be mowed. They will though form a beautiful colony if you are interested in planting them.

Check out other Blue entries at Smiling Sally blog, and Macro Monday at Lisa's Chaos!

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  1. Wow, how did u get 34 twitter retweets for this !! Its amazing

  2. Your photography is awesome! I have some of these in my yard too. They are so welcome,coming early in the spring when we are "hungry" for color in the garden!
    Hugs, Beth

  3. Blue flowers are so rare and beautiful. Happy Blue Monday.

  4. i adore these bulbs...
    aren't they so sweet and delicate?

    i may have to check out our lowe's for some!

  5. great photos. i liked the first one the best. the petals look like they're reaching around and out.

  6. They are pretty flowers. Happy blue Monday.

  7. They are beautiful little spring flowers and you've captured them so well. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Great shots on the Scillas !
    Have a nice week :)

  9. they are so beautiful Icy, its blue color is so vibrant.

  10. What pretty delicate blues. Gorgeous.

  11. Lovely flowers... they made my day. Seriously. Flowers, even just in photos make me smile.

  12. They are lovely little blooms, I really like the intense blue in your first shot.

  13. Beautiful shots of a lovely flower.

  14. The flowers are really beautiful. Blue is my favorite color so I really love the color of them. :)

  15. Thank you so much for your help identifying my mystery plant. I really appreciated it. Love this post. This plant is exactly the same plant I have. Thanks again!

  16. Beautiful and delicate. I love them!

    I have some flower bulbs I planted years ago and have yet to see what they are because each year someone mows them down before they bloom. I even have a fence around them.

  17. You know Icy, I don't think I've ever seen these but love the blue color. You don't see many blues out there.

  18. I was looking at your pages wondering if you knew about Facebook's Fan pages. Mine is still new and I will be adding more to it very soon including more frequent updates. It's different from a regular FB account but is still linked to your main account.

    The best part is Face Book will let you create a free ad for your Fan Page that will show up on other peoples' FB sidebars I haven't done the ad yet because I don't have that much content but I will soon.

    A lot of folks seem to be using the Fan Pages to promote their blog.

    I know you are having some personal issues right now but I just wanted to let you know it's out there.


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