in keeping with my central theme of pink, white and blue flowers in my colonial garden is veronica.  this plant is commonly named speedwell and has a wonderful spot in the garden at the corner of one of the front beds.  the beautiful blue spikes gradually flower over a few days once the spikes have formed.

this compact plant is bright blue and has grown in size since last year.  although only about 12 inches tall, the flowers are striking and would be a nice addition to floral arrangements. speedwell is a hardy perennial that has been a reliable complement to the garden.

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