I am a huge fan of the color blue! Versatile blue can be cool and calm, soft and pastel, or bold and electric. My kitchen cupboards at Tone on Tone are a shade of cornflower blue. The color palette of my new home office is white, blue and beige. Much of the antique Swedish furniture I find is painted blue. And, I will always love English blue-and-white transferware china!

When it came time to design the rear garden, I chose many blue blooming plants. Along with blues are whites, lavenders, silvers and grays—colors of the sky. Some of the plants include:

Russian Sage – Perovskia
Catmint – Nepeta
Variegated Dogwood – Cornus Alba
Verbena Bonariensis
Bluebeard – Caryopteris
Hyssop – Agastache

Hopefully this garden will mature into an ethereal cloud garden with softness and movement. Here is a sneak peek of this fairly new garden.

 The blue garden is at the rear of the house. Blooming are Camassia bulbs.
Below the antique chimney pot are blue pansies. To the right is variegated dogwood (Cornus Alba).
Starting to bloom are blue false indigo (Baptisia) perennials.
The above photo was taken in autumn 2011. Here are Verbena Bonariensis, Lavender Hidcote, and Buddleia.
This lavender blue columbine (Aguilegia) was just planted last week.
A close up look at lovely Camassia bulbs.