Sunday, June 14, 2009

Green Thumb Sunday

These are flowers???

Are you sure it wasn't that I caught them off guard?
Scared them?
Surprised them?
Startled them?

Or perhaps it was the camera?
Glinty lens?
Glaring light?

or is this a

Guilty look?

Drumstick Allium,
Allium sphaerocephalon,

Allium 'Hair'

These are really very small...
just a giant-sized close-up!

Not shady,
just humerous! :-)

What's blooming in your garden today?


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Very funny and a weird bloom.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Allium is a cool genus. I saw some that curved stems yesterday! :)

Gail said...

I've seen these in my garden! Strange aren't they! gail

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Lisa, They're diminutive as compared to the alliums I'm most familiar with. Perhaps they'll be "sturdier" next year?

Monica, These little fellows made me laugh out loud! :-)

Gail, Have yours remained "easy to miss?" Or do they get stronger/larger with age?

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

These would be great in a Dr. Seuss garden. Very fun.

Rosemary said...

Fun post ,made me smile

lynn'sgarden said...

Bad hair day I actually came across these weeding and out they came..let us know what they look like matured.

Shady Gardener said...

MMD, I thought that very same thing! :-) Perhaps one of the Alphabet Tags should include Dr. Seuss??

Hi Rosemary! A smile makes for a happy heart! (Did I make that up?) :-)

Lynn, I'm sorry to tell you that that's "it." These are little bulbs that I ordered last Summer to plant last Fall. (Like you, I'm hoping they grow sturdier next year!) ;-)

Sue said...

I planted some drumstick alliums last fall, and they are getting to be around 2 to 2 1/2 feet tall, and each have a few buds on them. They look like they should open in a few days, but you never know. I've checked on my lilies about 5 times today. They are getting more and more color, but haven't opened yet. Your allium is interesting.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Sue, Drumstick Alliums are great! You will enjoy them!! I thought these "Hair" alliums were quite odd - and interesting! ;-)

the inadvertent farmer said...

I have never seen anything quite like it...stange and funny all at the same time! Kim