Thursday, May 08, 2014

Purple on a Stick

The alliums are blooming. I find it very amusing to look out the window and see these purple lollipops.
A couple of "everlasting" alliums thrown into the mix appeal to my sense of humor. I've had people ask me what those big starburst flowers are. I tell them "metal".

I'd forgotten there were some allium bulbs planted in with the catmint. I like the colors together. But look at the spearmint taking over again. The only way I'll get rid of it is to move.

See the one lone cane in the tuteur above? That's what's left of Graham Thomas. It was a tough winter. The creatures in my garden thought it was tough too. That's apparently why they're taking it easy now. Really, rabbit? Can't you see I'm right there? Aren't you the least bit afraid of me?
Apparently not. And neither is this squirrel, lounging in a ratty looking birdhouse.
That reminds me, I really should paint the birdhouse, and my own house trim. But not purple.


outlawgardener said...

You crack me up! Your alliums are beautiful and I especially like your everlasting ones. Didn't know that you were into heavy metal. Your lazy animals should be put to work. Maybe squirrel could paint his own house and bunny(tastes just like chicken I've heard) could eat some of that pernicious spearmint for you! Your spring garden is gorgeous. Sorry about Graham Thomas.

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LostRoses said...

Oh, if ony bunnies liked spearmint! Perfect resolution.