It’s Monday so I’m linking with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her ‘In a Vase on Monday’ meme. All you need to do to join in is pick some flowers from your garden and arrange or even ‘plonk’ them in a vase to share them with the growing numbers of us who are joining in. 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
Although I don’t have a Sissinghurst-type white garden as part of my garden I do love white flowers. They add pools of light in dark shady areas and are, for me, essential to have on the terrace or near it because they seem to be luminous in the evening as dust and then night arrives.
Here are the white flowers in the garden during the first week in May.
The above you’re seen in my post about Irises, but worth seeing again I feel.