I have been away from the garden; first to go bird.watching on an island off the coast between Rome and Naples where migrating birds stop to feed after their long flights from Africa. Then with only two days at home between, I went to Amsterdam for 4 days to see the tulips! After just those few days away the garden looks like I’ve been away a month! After all the spring rain the weather changed completely just as we left home the first time so with temperatures way up in the 20’s° C EVERYTHING has grown! Continue reading
I love Alliums for their structure. When some are dry, I save them to use as decorations at Christmas, sometimes I even spay them gold to add to garlands.
Alliums need more water than I had imagined so this year with winter and spring being so wet this year my alliums are thriving.
Most Alliums tend to lose their foliage before their flowers appear which can mean they look a little strange with just the flowering stem coming out of the earth. For this reason I like to associate them with other plants, I especially like them growing through low growing ground cover.
The above still has its foliage but as the flower opens the foliage always dies back.
I like the way Allium Roseum opens from its papery wrapping