that's what I think I have. or maybe I should qualify that and say I have bulb and tuber mania! Everything blooming (that is captivating me right now) is either from a bulb or a tuber. Weird how I used to think of bulbs as just spring bloomers, huh? They are certainly much more than that! Scroll down and see what I mean.
There's another Allium opening ~ this time it's Allium 'cernuum:'
Don't you love the "nodding" bud?
It gets even better when it begins to open and "spread its wings:"
I also promised to show you a fully opened Allium 'azureum' bulb, so, keeping my word, here it is:
Really magnificent, right? And such an easy way to get a bit more blue in the garden.
Drawing everyone's attention in the front garden (surpassing all the Alliums) are the Desert Candles, Foxtail lilies ~ whatever you choose to call them. Here's a slice of Eremurus 'Cleopatra' who put up four bloom stalks (second year in the garden):
Easy to see why everyone focuses their attention on them. It also doesn't hurt that they are at least 5' tall ~ a very commanding presence indeed.
Not to be outdone by 'Cleopatra' are a small clump of yellow Eremurus (exact name escapes me at the moment) located near the Canterbury bells:
If that isn't a sight, I don't know what is. These have been in my garden for at least five years but never put up more than two or three bloom stalks. I think they don't get as much sun as they'd like being partially shaded as they are by the limbs of the big Bur Oak.
Oh, one more (unexpected & slightly out of its season) discovery, a grape hyacinth! It's blooming so late because it was one of those clearance bulbs (bought in Jan/Feb??) I had decided they weren't going to do anything this year then as I was weeding under the aspen trees, there it was ~ Muscari 'comosum:'
I have so many photos to share, more than I have time to write posts really, but I'm going to try and consolidate them so you at least get the chance to view the best of them.
Not now tho, my little doggie needs to get to his "spa" appointment so I bid you "adieu' for today. :-)