Nigella Damascena

Black flowers are the prettiest, but I love the blue ones too. Blue is one of my favorite colors and it’s the rarest in nature, did you know that?

It’s because there is no such thing as a true blue pigment in nature. Blue flowers and animals just appear blue thanks to the physics of light. If you are intrested in this topic, you can read about it here. I found this article a few days ago and I find it fascinating. It explains this phenomenon in a way which makes it easy to understand for anyone, so don’t worry, it’s not that kind of a scientific text where you don’t understand half of it.

This Nigella damascena was growing on the side road in Sângeorgiu de Pădure, where my grandmother lives. For me it’s unbelievable how plants can live in such bad conditions while my spoiled houseplants are so sensitive about everything: too much light, too much water, too much love… It’s not fair. 😅

The nigella damascena is an annual garden flowering plant, commonly called love-in-a-mist. It’s a low care plant which is easy to grow. It’s very popular thanks to its lovely foliage, because it makes the plant look good even when it is not in bloom. But its pale blue flowers are everything. So beautiful!


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