May 17, 2017

Peak allium!

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To my eye, it's the height of the gardens of Meadhouse. There's much more to come, but what a show, these big purple globes!

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29 comments:

JohnAnnArbor said...

I only have a few. I need to plant more.

Hey Ann, the internet is buzzing about a fashion much worse than men in shorts.

Original Mike said...

Mine don't bloom until August.

Ann Althouse said...

"Hey Ann, the internet is buzzing about a fashion much worse than men in shorts."

You know, I've seen that, and people keep nudging me to react, but it's so begging-for-reaction that I'm in the zone that I learned from my mother, who said: They're just trying to get your attention. And: Ignore them.

It's clickbait. I don't jump.

MayBee said...

I like allium, but in the ball-of-purple-flowers category, Agapanthus has my heart.

JohnAnnArbor said...

Probably true. I just don't get how they got so much $ via crowdfunding. Enough people thought it was a good idea? Or were they all just saying "ha, goofy, that's worth a few bucks"?

AJ Ford said...

I don't understand alliums and tulips in the same week. How does that happen in Madison?

St. George said...

A few months ago, N. Korea fired a barrage of four test missiles that landed within Japan's 200 mile economic exclusion zone. More recently, N. Korea fired a test missile that landed within 60 miles of the Russian coast.

Hypothetical: What would the reaction of the U.S. government be if...N. Korea fired a test missile that landed 60 miles west of Kauai, the westernmost major Hawaiian island? What if the missile landed halfway between Kauai and Oahu (they are 108 miles apart? Or what if the test missile landed 60 miles off of Seattle?

I think a lot of this Trump impeachment talk would go away right quick.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole! It's in the hole! It's in the hole!

David Baker said...

Beautiful. But I can't imagine how much water those towering flowers need. Maybe never enough, judging by the leaves. Still, the stems look mighty strong.

Grant said...

I don't understand the May blooming in Wisconsin either--perhaps it's an ornamental just for that purpose. In North Carolina our Siberian garlic shows no sign of bloom at all, though the regular garlic is just now sending up scapes.

Laslo Spatula said...

Despite the overlap of Althouse Readers and Laslo Film Aficionados seeming to be rather marginal, Laslo Films has a new short ready for The World.

Stripper In The Trunk!

Yes, there is a stripper in the trunk. It's actually kind of poignant.

And there are bologna sandwiches.

Adult-rated, of course.

Not that the bologna sandwiches are adult-rated: I didn't go THAT far.

Yet.

I am Laslo.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Cute victim, Laslo.

Guildofcannonballs said...

With a missing E string,
(a missing E string)
On my mandolin.

I still sound better,
('Still sound better)
Than talk of hatin'.

'Still got one E string,
Man: I sure forgive you,
As any E fan can see.

Double duty as they say,
That one little E string,
No help.

All Hell to say.

That's why we play,
The one E-ed mandolin.

Robin Eatmon said...

Yippee...love those flowers.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...
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I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

I love the brick trim on the Meadhouse.

Etienne said...
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Etienne said...

JohnAnnArbor said...Hey Ann, the internet is buzzing...

There's that step beyond a birth defect, where you have to add the adjective "flaming".

Guildofcannonballs said...

Ann Barnhardt hasn't experienced any chaos, not one iota, from whatever timeframe your last chaos coahlessed.

Guildofcannonballs said...

I am to blame as anyone, more perhaps than anyone would it would indeed seem had our kin won wars if we had just met proper, we had met An I Had Wooed.

Guildofcannonballs said...

I'de fight a million Devils if I thought Ann Barnhardt would have me in her company.

I'de still do it though.

Guildofcannonballs said...

There is no 80/20 in these matters. Like the hip hop band played: "all or nothing, it's got to be."

Sure wish folks woulda hated in that bunch of good folks.

Reminds me: that white fuck who killed blacks in church to start a race war: you succeeded as Liz Warren and for that we all appreciate and salute your killing industriousness.

What I applaud, in addition only because I am a good guy, your direct confirmation black suffering is real and often discounted, because alone, it is so similar and hence exploitable otherwise it would be not as valuable as universal suffrage, example toot corp.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Future is four (4) digits,
Thousand dolla.

Four digits,
Thousand dollar.

Four digits,
Thousand dollar.

Four digit,
Thousand dollar.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Blogger Guildofcannonballs said...
I am to blame as anyone, more perhaps than anyone would it would indeed seem had our kin won wars if we had just met proper, we had met An I Had Wooed.

5/17/17, 10:28 PM Delete

This is why I am better than you, you defined here as being me.

Indeed of coursely.

Mountain Maven said...

Ann, you seem a lot more free and balanced since you've retired. You sure they can't take away your pension for not toeing the party line?

Virtually Unknown said...

This is one of those moments where I have to decide if I am a complete asshole or a loser, isn't it God?

Priceless!

Laslo Spatula said...

Virtually Unknown said...
This is one of those moments where I have to decide if I am a complete asshole or a loser, isn't it God?

"Priceless!"

Thank you, VU!

I am Laslo.

SDaly said...

We need more of those in our garden, but the peak here is when the peonies bloom, and they are about 2 weeks behind this year.

Rusty said...

As an aside, since this has all the earmarks of a cafe'....
OPEC is now irrelevant.
Thank you fracking and the American petroleum industry.

How will this impact the balance of power in the middle east?
Discus.