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A Sea Holly of Silvery-Blue

Oh, the sea holly, the magnificent and singular sea holly! With its blue-silver leaves that dance in the salt-laden winds and prickly spines that guard its beauty, this coastal treasure is a thing of wonder. The delicate flowers that bloom, like tiny thistles, in shades of blue and purple, are like fairy lights upon its branches, beckoning to the bees and butterflies to come and bask in its glory. And bask they do, for the sea holly is a wondrous sight, a true celebration of life along the rough and rugged coastlines of Europe. Its resilience in the face of the harshest conditions only adds to its charm, making it a fitting addition to any garden, where it can be used to create a focal point, to grace a border, or to spread its beauty in a sea of blue and silver. Oh, the beauty of the sea holly, a wonder that must be seen to be believed!

The Unique Charm of the Sea Holly
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The lowdown on sea holly

Sea holly (Eryngium) is a species of flowering plant known for its distinctive blue-silver foliage and prickly leaves that resemble those of a holly plant. It is native to coastal areas of Europe and is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant due to its unique appearance. The sea holly produces small, thistle-like flowers that are often blue or purple in color, adding to its ornamental appeal. In gardens, sea holly can be used as a focal point or in mass plantings to create a striking visual display. It is valued for its low maintenance requirements and its ability to thrive in well-drained soils and harsh coastal environments.

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4 responses to “A Sea Holly of Silvery-Blue”

  1. Hi Anthony,
    Thank you so much for following me over at Beyond the Flow, and I’m delighted to come of here and find a fellow photography nut. I’m in the process of posting photos from three weeks I recently spent in Sydney and I came across quite a few intriguing or quirky reflections which truly delighted me.
    Thank you also for introducing Sea Holly plant. I’ve never seen it before but it’s magnificent and I’m wondering if it’s available here in Australia.
    I look forward to checking out more of your posts.
    Best wishes,

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    1. I’ll keep an eye on your blog

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  2. This image caught my attention. Thanks Anita

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