May 27, 2011

At the Allium Café...

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... I wouldn't hesitate at all.

25 comments:

Calypso Facto said...

He who hesitates is....
drowned out by the band playing God Save the Queen. Or something.

chickenlittle said...

What makes one allium flower superior to another?
Are their two tiers?
Are there first rank alliums inter alia?

Patrick said...

OK, it's been nearly a week since it was officially announced that Prosser won, and that fact has been clear pretty much since the election was initially certified. Still, no word from Kloppenberg as to whether she is going to sue to have all sorts of ballots thrown out. Also, no real effort, from what I can tell, on the media's part to push her, or ask when the Unions will be making her decision.

DaveW said...

Heh. You love your alliums. Not that I blame you, I like them too. They're similar to the agapanthas that grow well here, a bulb with a bloom very much like that except it is maybe 2 1/2 times as large. I'm having trouble getting mine to bloom for 2 years now, it's either lack of water or they need a better food. I'll solve it this year. Mine have blue blooms, but you can get them in white too.

Triangle Man said...

Is Meade also anti-hosta?

edutcher said...

Very pretty allia, nicely done.

I'm just wondering - did Meade plant them that way or did Ann have to walk past in her black leather and riding crop to get them to snap to like that?

chickenlittle said...

edutcher wrote:
I'm just wondering - did Meade plant them that way or did Ann have to walk past in her black leather and riding crop to get them to snap to like that?

Are you saying that all the stems are unusually erect?

I was struck by how some are apparently better endowed in length than others.

Ricardo said...

I count 30 alliums, although I admit that some are partially obscured. But is that pointing the finger at May 30, as some kind of Memorial Day tribute?

Pogo said...

Up and down.
Up and down.

It's a time lapse of the Annual Allium Dance.

Stay for the pirouette.

MadisonMan said...

I have to weed the garden this weekend.

@Patrick, I believe she has 'til Tuesday to make a decision. I saw that somewhere.

Ann Althouse said...

"I count 30 alliums"

You're not seeing all of them in that shot. There are 150.

There are 2 different kinds, which is why there are 2 levels. There's a third group too, much shorter, but they are not yet blooming.

Freeman Hunt said...

Such a nice short fence alternative.

Ricardo said...

"There are 150."

The 150th day of the year, in the Julian calendar, is also May 30. So I repeat my question. Not that I really need an answer. But there's something mystical going on here. All the planets (alliums) are aligning for May 30.

Pogo said...

This reminds me to go through the Althouse Amazon portal and order the Panasonic Nose Hair Trimmer.

traditionalguy said...

I was told Alliums are onions. Can you harvest them ?

edutcher said...

chickenlittle said...
edutcher wrote:

I'm just wondering - did Meade plant them that way or did Ann have to walk past in her black leather and riding crop to get them to snap to like that?

Are you saying that all the stems are unusually erect?

I was struck by how some are apparently better endowed in length than others.


Discipline sometimes has that effect.

Jon said...

This is fucking amazing: 52% of Americans believe that at least 20% of the country is gay, and 35% believe that more than 25% of the country is gay. Only 13% put the gay population at 10% or less.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/147824/Adults-Estimate-Americans-Gay-Lesbian.aspx

I knew the public was stupid, ignorant, and easily indoctrinated, but... wow.

Ricardo said...

"Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the longest serving chief executive in the state's history and a politician who has never lost an election, said Friday he will consider seeking the Republican nomination for president." (AP)

Finally. Someone who has done something.

Jon said...

Yeah, we need to nominate another gov from Texas who is soft on illegals.

Freeman Hunt said...

I have learned so much about gardening through this blog. Mostly from the books Meade recommended a long while back and the Renegade Gardener site, found through a link posted here years ago.

This is the first year that I'm attempting to put my wee bit of knowledge into practice. (In other words, my garden will probably be laughable to experienced gardeners. That's okay. As years tick on, it will get better.)

Ricardo said...

I totally agree with Freeman. It was reading this blog last year, and buying a Leonard Soil Knife that Meade recommended, that got me to plant a couple pounds of bluebonnet seeds last November and December. Although we had a very dry winter and spring, I got about 50 of the little things to bloom, in basically unfavorable soil. I've never done this before, and it was neat. So keep up the good work Meade. People out here are really "listening".

Synova said...

I'm definitely going to have to put more alliums in for next spring. I had some a few years ago but they didn't carry over well. The seed heads when they are done blooming are dramatic as well. I'm reminded how much I liked them.

(May 30th is my 24th wedding anniversary, but I don't think that has anything to do with alliums or with the Julian calendar.)

Peter Hoh said...

A few days ago, I saw a garden that had clumps of allium interspersed with clumps of white tulips. A spectacular pairing.

HT said...

Someone from Nicaragua spotted some lamb's quarter in a place where I garden. He told the other gardener about it and said not to pull it, to eat it. I hope if you find some in your yard that you can cultivate it, and eat it. It's a weed but it's also spinach. It's pretty good. It has a beautifully shaped leaf.

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