From suburban lawn to backyard homestead…with ducks. A journal by Lori Fontanes
Last year’s allium. Not quite there yet this year.
Copyright 2014, Lori Fontanes
back-to-nature, flowers, gardening, home, living in suburbia, nature, organic gardening, outdoors, photography, seasons, spring
May 15, 2014
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We do have similar plants:-) Mine are “not quiet there yet” either…I I added more last year , but they are not filling out as much or slow to fill out. I want to add the BIG ones, but those things are about ten dollars a bulb! They are like little exclamation points in the garden at this time of year!
OK, here’s the good news/bad news part about the allium. Bad news you already know–they’re expensive upfront. Not sure how much I paid that first year but yup, pricey. Good news this year is that they doubled on their own! So I got two-fers without realizing they would naturalize this way. Not sure how long that goes on for or under what conditions but it makes the investment in this perennial even better! (Caveat, tho–it looks like the heads are smaller in the doubled plants. Will have to see what happens in year 3!) 🙂
Thanks–hey, you’re supposed to be on vacation!!! 😉
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