SPIDERWORT – Marilyn Armstrong

Flower of the Day

They are true blue, but for some reason no matter what camera I use, show up as purple. Something about the way the light hits it. I finally got them back to their natural color, which is a rich, cornflower blue.


Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

12 thoughts on “SPIDERWORT – Marilyn Armstrong”

    1. It is a wildflower, but I moved it to my garden because it is very pretty and unlike my many fancier flowers, it’s alive and spreading.

      For some reason, it comes out bright purple in pictures. I had to find a way to adjust the color, which should be dark blue. I finally got the color right, but it was frustrating because it looked fine to my eyes, but all wrong in the photographs.

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        1. They grow wild all over the place, but they aren’t very showy compared to the lilies, for example. I transplanted a bunch of them to my garden and they are thriving. Just as well. Really, only the wildflowers are doing well. Everything else died in the long winter.


    1. All my flowers, with the exception of the barbed wire roses. Which were probably wild at one point. We have really difficult seasons here and the wild ones survive. I’ve planted all kinds of fancy things and they bloom for a year or two, then they just die. From too much cold, too much ice, too much snow, too little (or too much) rain.


  1. I love those plants, and mispronounced them as something like ‘trascadantia’ for years, until finally looking at the word and seeing I had transposed the bits–


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