Blue in a sea of green


30May2015

The delicate pair of Brunnera flowers floats above the variegated leaves as spring tilts toward summer. Also known as Siberian bugloss this garden plant brings these beautiful ephemeral blue flowers and the interesting mottled leaves which give the plants their name. Bugloss is Greek for ox tongue and with a lot of imagination the leaves do look like the rough tongues of giant oxen. I think there must have been a better way to name this plant. I would have chosen a reference to the flowers which seem like small dots of sky fallen to earth.