The stunning 8.6 acre landscape is covered by 4.5 million flowers nicknamed "baby blue eyes."
Flowers are an important part of Japanese culture. For every season, there are unique species and varieties that bloom and light up the country, adding a little color to everyone’s life. It’s common to find stunning flower fields in Japan, some of which are government-owned tourist locations and private farmer-owned fields. Both local and international tourists love to travel and enjoy the spectacle each season brings.
Nicknamed the “baby blue eyes,” 8.6 acres of Miharashi hills are covered by 4.5 million Nemophilia flowers. We’re not sure how they counted them all but that’s a serious number of flowers! Except for the pathways, they cover every inch of the hills like an exquisite carpet and no matter at which point of the walkways you find yourself, you’ll have an amazing, picture-perfect view every time.
The flowers dot every spot of the hills, excluding the walkways, and you can get a great panoramic view at the base level since the hills are about 58m above sea level.
On the other hand, you’d be stunned to your heart if you stand at the highest point of the hills, overlooking a wide stretch of gentle blue flowers, highlighted by the blue ocean and the stunningly blue Japan sky. If you ever needed a visual description of picture-perfect, witnessing the Nemophila Harmony could be all you’d ever need to see.
Sadly, you might have to wait a little while longer before taking that trip to Japan. Due to the corona virus pandemic, as of April 4, 2020, the Hitachi Seaside Park was closed until further notice.
You can also grow a field of your own flowers if you have a green thumb. Baby blue eyes are flowers from the Nemophila Menziesii, a flowering plant often used as ground cover or a spill-out plant. The plant is mostly cultivated for the lovely flowers, and it’s quite easy to maintain.
The baby blue eyes should do well in USDA hardiness zones 2-10. Although they don’t need fertilizer once they grow, a little added to the soil before planting the seeds will help with growth. Plant the seeds in early spring where they’ll have partial shade and some wind protection.
Give them plenty of water during the first six weeks of germination and then cut down on watering when they bloom. When your baby blue blooms, you’ll be rewarded with plenty of beautiful flowers whose petals mostly cover the stems and green leaves. Because the Nemophila are not around for long enough, pests and disease are usually not a problem, although if planted in early spring they should bloom through summer and attract butterflies and bees to your garden.