Monday, 24 May 2010

Alium

These flowers - Alium - are so gorgeous. They grow from bulb and aren't cheap but I have about 8 dotted around the garden.







I passed a house recently that had a pebbled front area and the only plants were these. They make a really bold statement planted on their own like this (but as they only flower for one week or so once a year I'd be inclined to put something other than just these and pebbles in your front area as most of the year it'll look kind of dull)

Here's a GLAMOROUS gold mannequin in the background, I think I'm going to call her Aaliyah after the Alium.

And here's Aaliyah. I think the song title is relevant for most gardeners trying to grow their crops :)

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