Imagine being immersed in a sea of blue, but on land. At the Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki, Japan, Nemophilas (or baby blue eyes) create a stunning, natural blanket of technicolor, like a set from the Wizard of Oz. This effect is called the “Nemophila Harmony.”
According to Bored Panda, there are some 4.5 million baby blue eyes in bloom through May each year.
The 190-hectare garden is also known for its vast tulip, poppy, zinia, lavender, and Narcissus fields.
What stunned us were the puff-ball red Kochia, which seem right out of a Dr. Seuss book.
The kochia is a herb native to Eurasia, but it’s commonly found in North America, too, where it’s part of desert and grassland ecosystems. It’s also known as burningbush or ragweed.
If you are in Japan, Hitachi provides a useful flower calendar that explains the year-round bloom times.