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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Purple Spheres


The alliums are blooming.  These are just too fun.  I started with three large bulbs.  I like the spheres so much that I often let them be until they are dry.  As a result, they often make seed and I have more than three now.  The bulbs divide some, but I have alliums coming up in places that I never put bulbs.

The May garden tour is coming soon.

9 comments:

  1. I tried Alliums last year for the first time --I hope mine multiply like that! They're so unusual--a "Fun" kind of a plant.

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  2. Those are really pretty! It's nice they spread themselves around.

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  3. Mine are not quite opened yet. I do like them.

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    1. I like that this year they seem to be opening at different times.

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  4. Hello!
    I thought it was garlic. Beautiful, purple head :)
    Your garden is very beautiful and interesting plants are growing.
    Kisses.

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    1. Alliums and garlic are in the same family. Thanks for visiting.

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  5. I have often wondered if they were hard to grow. I need more purple. I hope I can write another blog tomorrow. I have been having trouble of some kind since last May. Have you gotten much rain or was it all here. Our yard has been so wet we could not work in it and the grass is awful.

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  6. Plant the allium bulbs in the fall and they pretty much do their thing with no help. I let the seed heads form which is helping spread them around. We had a lot of rain at once and then have had a few nice showers. It is really making a difference this spring. Hope you can get into the garden soon.

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  7. I love those allium too! I bought a great big bulb quite a few years back. .and it bloomed once--have never seen it again! I did find some smaller ones last week--with white globes-not purple. Can't for the life of me remember what they are!!

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