Thursday, May 17, 2007
While walking in the rain yesterday . . .
. . . I spied these giant allium rising above a bed of rather weary-looking purple tulips in Madison Square Park. By the way, the allium is a member of the same genus and shares characteristics with onions, shallots, garlic and leeks. I used to grow these in Tennessee and they're great to use as a rear border of color in beds of mid-spring bloomers. As bulbs, they'll reproduce over the years, giving one a chance to divide them and plant more! The bees love 'em too! Enjoy.