Tag: Allium ‘Purple Sensation’

‘Purple Sensation’ really is sensational

Maybe you’re tired of me talking about my Alliums every spring and summer. But I have something new to say about ‘Purple Sensation’ that you can’t say about every Allium.

Summer Blooms To Brighten The Shady Garden

purple flowering raspberry

The most recent issue of Fine Gardening magazine had an interesting article by Toronto gardener Mary Gore entitled “Continuous Color in the Shade.” There’s a lot to commend in this article, not least the marvelous photos, but among other things it got me thinking about color schemes for shade. In most shady gardens, color in …

June Arrives in the Shady Back Garden

Suddenly, it’s gone from a cool spring to a warm summer.

The Calm After the Tulips

In our garden, at least, the Tulips in their season are star performers, adding a zingy drama to the area in front of the house.

Bulb Patrol

Now that the Snowdrops are done, I’ve been spending a good deal of time inspecting the progress of all the other bulbs. While it’s still early spring hereabouts, there are a few blooms out there.

Garden Keeping Calm for the Moment

This is not one of those times when the garden is a riot of color. It is bursting with lushness and growth, true, but tranquil greens predominate. There are some blooms, but mainly in cool whites and lavenders.

‘Purple Sensation’

‘Purple Sensation’ (Allium aflatunense) is the earliest of our ornamental Alliums to bloom. This year, they burst into flower just over the past week.

Random Views From the Garden

Here are just a bunch of random pictures from last weekend.

Back And Sides

Most of the horticultural drama around here is in the front garden. But we shouldn’t forget that on either side of the house there are narrow strips within our property lines. And then there’s the back garden. Let’s take a look at what’s going on in those relatively neglected areas.

Spring Onions and Geraniums Gone Wild

These days if you walk by our house the first thing to strike your eye will be the ‘Globemaster’ Alliums blooming in the Parkway Bed.