May 22, 2017

Morning light and shadows...

... on Meade's alliums:

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22 comments:

Sarah B. said...

Meade- where do you get your bulbs?

traditionalguy said...

Beauty!

Original Mike said...

It's climbing season on Everest.

Apparently, the Hillary Step has collapsed.

MayBee said...

Is this where you want to photoshop Trump?

Rene Saunce said...

Original Mike

The Hillary Step, named after Hillary Rodham Clinton who, along with her sherpa John Podesta, was the first person to climb the mountain in 1953, may have been destroyed during the vase throwing incident of 2016.

fify

Rene Saunce said...

Springtime flowers are the best. Those are particularly lovely. Nice job.

Original Mike said...

Or, maybe she's lying low until 2020: Hillary Step has not collapsed, officials say.

Ann Althouse said...

Speaking of orbs...

Original Mike said...

Maybe the Hillary Step merely has pneumonia.

traditionalguy said...

Irony abounds. Red China donates a Karl Marx monument to the summer capital of the Roman Empire, and the Huns run the EU.

RAH said...

Surprised the heavy flower heads are not drooping. When it rains it usually beats down the heavy flowers on such slender stalks

Mitch H. said...

Allium generally have very strong stalks that I've never seen droop before the flower bulb is blown. Mine are already starting to blow, though. Only nice looking flowers in my garden, I've been neglecting it.

Rick Turley said...

Meade -

Wondering how many years these have been there? Thanks!

Meade said...

Sarah B, I bought those from John Scheepers. I had a lot more sun out there when I planted them 8 years ago but the 2 street trees I put in around the same time have really taken off and alliums need strictly full-sun. We might have to dig them up, sell the house, and move to Idaho.

Meade said...

Rick, I planted 200 of them in 2009 -- a mix of 'Purple Sensation' and I'd have to look up the name of the other variety.

pacwest said...

Thanks Ann. Thanks Meade.

Original Mike said...

"We might have to dig them up, sell the house, and move to Idaho."

The observing's better in New Mexico.

Sydney said...

Eight years already. Time flies.

Original Mike said...

"Eight years already. Time flies."

And only recently have we been having fun.

Rick Turley said...

Thanks! Was wondering with the shade. The largest one I know Gladiator and Globemaster. Well done on these and the other plants we've been seeing.

Sarah B. said...

Thank you! Lovely!

MaxedOutMama said...

The first photo is really strikingly beautiful due to composition/light contrast.

I love that border. I don't think it would survive my wildlife, but it is really very beautiful and works well with the house. It has an old English garden feel to it.

I'm impressed, Meade.