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Garden Blues

By Boopaints
March 3, 2012

The color blue brings the wow factor to your garden. Using Krylon spray paint, add a little color to ordinary metal or plastic trellises, stakes and containers.

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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Mar 2, 2012 6:12 PM CST
Blue is a favorite color. I have small "touches" of it hidden here and there in the front. Still not doing much to the back, but thinking of painting the fence. Will use lots of blue in that case.
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valleylynn
Mar 2, 2012 6:22 PM CST
Becky, I love blue in the garden, one of my favorite colors. Thumbs up
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 2, 2012 6:59 PM CST
Great tip Becky ... and Lynn I love that photo! I plan on adding some cobalt blue color to my garden in the very near future!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 2, 2012 7:00 PM CST
I want to add more of it this year.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 2, 2012 7:09 PM CST
I also have a lot of blue in my garden. It is my favorite color anyway but I agree that it is a great companion color for greenery.
Here is a birdbath that I placed on top of a tree stump after the tree was removed. I actually moved it to a different location later.
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 2, 2012 8:05 PM CST
Ooooh, Hetty, I love your blue birdbath on that stump! Where did it end up?
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Marilyn
Mar 2, 2012 10:00 PM CST
Blue has always been my favorite color! Lovey dubby Green Grin!

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Sharon
Mar 2, 2012 11:17 PM CST
I love it too!

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 2, 2012 11:18 PM CST
Ha! I was wondering where you were, Shar! Hilarious!
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Sharon
Mar 2, 2012 11:19 PM CST
Just nearly blown away by all the loud angry weather this week, Woof!
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ge1836
Mar 3, 2012 4:15 AM CST
Lovely colors. I might repaint my deck chair and table.
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mom2goldens
Mar 3, 2012 9:05 AM CST
I love blue in the garden as well. I've got a few containers that are blue, but I really love that photo from Valleylyn
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Samigal
Mar 3, 2012 9:26 AM CST
Blue seems to be everyone's favorite color, mine too. I have one or two blue spots, but I definitely need to add more.
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plantladylin
Mar 3, 2012 10:03 AM CST
Sharon, I love your blue furniture beneath that maple tree ... so beautiful! I was worried about you when I heard about the devastating tornado's that tore through Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas etc. The last I heard there were more than 30 lives lost and there's more severe weather on the way. That same system is bringing a cold front through Florida overnight tonight and we have a chance of severe weather ... it's scary. I hope we don't have any tornado's ... here in Florida we're prepared for hurricanes, but not tornado's. The weather has been so weird the past few years. We've been in the mid to upper 80's during the day and tomorrow our high will only be the low 60's ... what a difference!
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HollyAnnS
Mar 3, 2012 10:27 AM CST
I really agree just love blue in the garden. I have quite a few blue pots and a small blue water feature. I will post a few pictures when I can.
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Joannabanana
Mar 3, 2012 12:16 PM CST
Lovey dubby

I love blue too!
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Mar 3, 2012 12:23 PM CST
Isn't it amazing how blue pops? Thanks Lynn, for the photo. I love it.

My home has tons of red in it . . . but very little blue. However, my gardens have always held a lot of blue! Right now I am living in an aprtment home with a balcony only with a lot of blue! Green Grin!


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Boopaints
Mar 3, 2012 12:30 PM CST
I wanted to add that when I buy the Krylon for plastic spray paint, the color is awesome: cobalt! But when I buy another brand it has more of a navy tint. I also am going to hunt down Brenda to share a blue shutter she created! You'll all love it!
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bsavage
Mar 3, 2012 1:36 PM CST
Loving everyone's blue in the garden! I actually have my own shade that I have mixed, it is a periwinkle blue. Here is the shutter I did...


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And my favorite garage sale find from last year that I re-did...


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(apologies to those that have seen these already...)
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Mar 3, 2012 3:37 PM CST
All those photos are wonderful. Particularly like the vignette in the first one of yours, Joanne. Hurray! Hurray!
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