Tag: ‘Summer Beauty’ Allium

Taking The Long View: July 23, 2017

So I know I said I wouldn’t do the long views as a weekly thing, but I changed my mind – at least for now. So sue me. Here’s a view from the street in front of our house. The Clematis is almost done flowering. Coming closer, here’s a view of the Driveway Border from …

Alliums of Lurie Garden – and a Giveaway!

Did you know that 2016 has been declared the Year of the Allium by the National Garden Bureau? ¬†I didn’t either, until I was contacted by someone working with the online retailer Longfield Gardens¬†(that’s Longfield, not Longwood).

A Pretty Good Weekend for Butterflies (ID Needed)

First of all, we now have not one, but two Monarch butterflies making multiple daily appearances. I’ve seen them flying close together, though perhaps one is pursuing the other. I’ve tried to advise them that they’re not getting any younger and they should get busy and lay some eggs. Not sure if they listened, though. …

Fall Planting!

The Left Bank – the bed that lies west of the driveway between the crabapple and the sidewalk – has been born anew. The last three weeks I’ve hardly gotten into the garden at all, but yesterday I spent a good six hours digging out the old and planting the new. You may recall how …