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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday~Purple Sensation


























“This very moment is a seed from which the flowers of tomorrow's happiness grow.”
Margaret Lindsey quotes


Gail

33 comments:

  1. Gail, love the progression of photos. Allium are such a beautiful addition to any garden. And those bees and butterflies love them. Hope you are feeling better!

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  2. Oh I love them, Gail! But yours are so far ahead of mine, only one bud is showing any color. It is going to be a good year for Alliums, should we assume the rains played a role, as with everything else? Hooray for airborn planes, BTW. :-)
    Frances

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  3. Alliums are so architectural through all of their stages. That burst of happiness at the end is worth the wait. I see on your side bar a picture of Priscilla. How is she doing? Has she been accepted by the flock?

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  4. Lisa, As far as I know she is doing splendidly! I'll call them to see if she has any little peafowl yet! gail

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  5. That is a purple sensation!! I love it.

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  6. Lisa, what beautiful closeups.

    I like them but just can't seem to get them in the right place in my garden. They are taller than anything else at this time of the year and in my garden they look odd sticking up here and there all by themselves.
    Marnie

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  7. Beautiful, Gail! They are practically perfect purple! :)

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  8. Marnie, I am trying very hard to learn to plant them all together or in a river...that's how they look best. Still not there, yet! gail

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  9. Gail -- I've been snapping photos of my Purple Sensation for the last few days. I'm waiting for the salvia to catch up at bit to show the spires and globes! I also tried christophii this year. It's opening up and is more of a silver-lavender, shorter stem, larger bloom. These alliums work with almost everything in the garden!

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  10. Don't I have a picture of you in those Chicago alliums? Brings back very good memories.

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  11. And what a sensation that baby is!

    One of my favorite spring bulbs, do I say that a lot lately? I think that I in love with spring.

    So nice to see some color after the drab winter.

    Jen

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  12. I love seeing the progression of a flower blooming. From it's tightly furled beginnings to being fully opened up. Just beautiful :-)

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  13. Hi Gail....do hope you are feeling better now.

    I love alliums....planted some last autumn. It is so exciting waiting for them to appear. We must not rush though, this time will soon pass.......and summer will be upon us.

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  14. Delightful, Gail, and a perfect post for today. (I did one on tulips) Can't wait for my alliums to bloom, which will be some time yet. I'm having a hard time catching up in the exploding garden ... too much to do and too little time. But, there is nothing else I'd rather do! Happy weekend, dear friend :)

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  15. Lovely. Yours are ahead of mine too. I think I've found a good place for them this year. Do yours seed about like crazy?

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  16. That progression from closed bud to full bloom is 'sensational'. lol :) Mine are budding up right now as we speak.

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  17. MMD, I haven't noticed the seedlings but I'll keep an eye out and cross my fingers that they like it here! gail

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  18. That Allium does really well for me here in Alaska and was one of the first plants to have foliage showing after the snow melt. It seeds around (pleasantly) for me as well. Your plants are ahead of mine though. No blooms yet, just 10 inches of foliage. Beggars can't be choosers, I guess.

    Christine in Alaska

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  19. Gail,
    I'm amazed that you're ahead of us (in terms of Alliums flowering, that is). Mine are looking promising, but aren't showing any color as of yet.

    The bonus phlox that came with the Penstemon X is now in full flower.

    Thanks!

    Lisa

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  20. Love the way you've captured this allium in a reverse cycle, Gail. The spring bloomers are fading so quickly here, I wish I could do a rewind on all of them as well:)

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  21. That it is (a purple sensation). Loved the reverse engineering in your photos. I'm looking at a bumper crop of A. cristophii this year... self-seeding like crazy. Nowhere near yours yet, though. Happy Earth Day, Gail.

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  22. gorgeous...love the purple allium.
    it is so true about a seed. that's what i love about gardening.
    bought some seeds today.
    thank you for sharing your beauty.
    happy april.

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  23. I planted alliums the first time this year--they're only budding now. Yours look great. Happy Earth Day!

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  24. How cleaver to take the bloom and put her back to seed! Sure is pretty. Hope you are feeling better today :-)

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  25. Very nice pictures Gail, I love the structure of these blooms.

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  26. Love them! I can't wait for mine to open ~ it's going to be awhile yet tho ~ I only see tight buds way down in the foliage.

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  27. Very very nice, I have some A. christophii that will be blooming soon. Have a good weekend.

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  28. Hi Gail~~ I love these Alliums. Your photos are just dazzling. They aren't blooming yet here so your photos will have to suffice and they more than do.

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  29. You did a fabulous job with the new landscaping fitting in nicely or better yet--enhancing it. Love all the purples.

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