Sea Holly ‘Big Blue’

Photo by Gayla Trail  All Rights Reserved

Eryngium ‘Big Blue’ is the sea holly that was stolen from the street garden back in May. This is what it would look like now. Look at that blue!

I took this photo while visiting the garden/s of Paul Zammit and Uli Havermann. The sea holly grows in the front “yard” (the yard is all garden) where it is sunny and the soil looks to be quite free draining.

Their backyard is a whole other world entirely — a beautiful terracotta-filled world that I did not want to leave. Someday I hope to get through the millions of photos I took and post a few here.

Here’s another snap from their garden for a taste.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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8 thoughts on “Sea Holly ‘Big Blue’

  1. oh that blue is quite a stunner. Those thieves should be a shamed of there horrendous actions.

  2. I’m a few days behind in reading your posts & viewing your recent Flickr uploads & so this has turned into “blue Monday” for me as I catch. This is the 4th blue sighting tonight — the other 3 have been the blue Cosmos, Salpiglossis sinuata and the blue tomato.

    This photo is exquisite.

  3. Please post those backyard pics – I studied Horticulture at Guelph with Paul, he’s a neat guy and I am sure his garden is incredible. Would love to see it!

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