Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hair Allium puts out its Alien Flower

I showed you the hair allium bud a few weeks ago. Here is the allium 'Hair' flower: 
Isn't it wild?  I love it!
The yellow callas in a container that I hid among the flowers are beginning to bloom in the Manhattan lily garden.

These callas are a very bold yellow and I find that they don't play well with other flowers...at least with most other flowers. I have since removed them from this garden. In fact I cut them and brought them inside for a dining room table centerpiece.


The majority of my garden blooms the first two weeks of July. After this flush, it fades fast. So I take a lot of pictures in early July.
I was playing with the two containers of Ninebark that I bought this past weekend, to see if I wanted to buy a couple for the gardens. I liked it in almost every place I tried it, like behind this old milk can full of Guara.

and in back of this area:
I noticed that the astilbe blooming here is different from that in the first picture. It taller and more feathery.  I have no idea what it's called.

That Ninebark is a great backdrop for so many of my flowers.

The Lamb's Ear is blooming:

Lots of daylilies burst open this past weekend.

None of the arbor planters have really taken off yet.  So I guess I will have a few things to look forward to later in the season.
I will also have my hidden containers of canna lilies and dahlias.

  I removed this lychnis coronaria (magenta flower on the right side)
 and replaced it with a container of dark-leafed cannas.  I am a pretty big fan of dark foliage interspersed among all the green.


If you want to see more gardens, you can continue your garden walk over at Jean's Blooming Tuesday. and Garden Floral Thursday.

21 comments:

  1. Your gardens are just so full and lush....I too am beginning to become of big fan of darker foliage..

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  2. Your garden is so colorful and tidy. I love the way the center of that daylilly compliments the deep burgundy tones of the Ninebark.

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  3. Your gardens are lovely. I can't believe with everything you have that you start fading soon. It's too pretty. You are hooked on Ninebark, I know how you feel as I love mine.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  4. Your gardens are gorgeous! Love all the great color and everything looks so lush-enjoy:@)

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  5. Zoey you sure do have a 'green thumb'..everything looks fabulous! I really like that 'Hair' flower..it's so unique.

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  6. Racquel hit it right on the head. You are so tidy! All your work is glorious and showing it, this week!

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  7. Your garden reflects what mine does not have; beautiful organization and attention to what does and does not go together. Your color combinations are just perfect and I love the dark ninebark as a backdrop. I have a few of them scattered around but have not pruned them nor sited them well. I did prune one of my ninebarks, only to have it come back looking like a haystack, so I'm going to have to search for tips on the right way to do it.

    That hair allium is adorable, never saw one of those before!

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  8. Zoey Everywhere one looks in your garden,fabulous with all the bright flowers. I even loved the calla lilies ..your flare for gardening is so evident...love the whimsy of the hair allium.

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  9. zoey, I've never heard of Ninebark. You know I love the color and it really looks great with everything. I so envy you garden layout. The colors are fantastic! Jean

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  10. Your garden is really impressive. Like that dark foliage tucked in.

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  11. Being a long time follower, I so enjoy seeing how your garden changes and grows each year. Everything looks great! I see you caught up with us as your lilies are now blooming.: )

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  12. I do love the yellow with the deep blue though.

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  13. I have been looking at many garden blog post and yours has been my favorite! I love large flower beds wild and full of color. Beautiful!

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  14. Great Gardens!! love all the color, your hard work shows!

    glimpsesofglory-karen.blogspot.com/

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  15. Zoey, Your garden is gorgeous. I love the path going out to your arbor. I started my garden 4 years ago when I moved here. All that was here were peonies and day lilies. I try to add a few new perennials each year.
    Barb

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  16. Zoey ~ exquisite! I love walking in your garden every week. I just scrolled back through to tell you my favorite flower picture....I just couldn't decide. Everything was so beautiful.

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  17. What a great garden! Glad I got to share in it's beauty! Larry

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  18. oh, i love that Allium! it's so unique!!! Thanks for sharing over here at Cottage Flora Thursday's! xoox, tracie

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  19. Wow. Just---wow. I live in metro-Detroit but have spent a LOT of time in the northern lower and just can't believe what you grow up there!!!!!! Gorgeous.

    I'm your newest follower. =)

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  20. Amazing Gardenpictures!!! Lovely :) Greetings from Finland, we are waiting for summer and flowers :)

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