Nope, not blooming quite yet--but perhaps in a month it may poke up! this is another fond look back at my garden this past year (I know I did a sweep similar to this on Halloween--but missed so much!) like my beloved Adonis that always kicks off the year (and alphabet), starting in January.
As luck would have it, I was scrolling through old pictures and found this Allium which I believe is the same species (or very close to it) only taken in the wild on July 10, 2009 on the Tian Shan mountains above Almaty.
|Corydalis solida forkms and seedlings|
|Galanthus nivalis 'Viridapice'|
|Lobelia cardinalis 'Chocolate Truffle'|
|Opuntia macrocentra in bloom (front) with Cylindropuntia viridflora behind|
|Cylindropuntia viridiflora and co.|
|View of the snowy Rockies in early summer|
Just how eclectic! North African Salvia phlomoides, South African Bergeranthus jamesii (white form), Western American Eriogonum ovalifollium and Erigeron, Asperula gussonii, Turkish Dianthus anatolicus and Mediterranean Helianthemum numullarium. I am quite sure I'm the only one who's ever grown these together...
|Senecio macroculmis and Saxifraga cotyledon|
|White spires (Aruncus dioica 'Zweiweldkind' left and Beta trigyna, right)|
|Samep plants, different vantage point--with Rumex 'Silvershield' and Lilium martagon 'Album' on far right|
|Lilium martagon 'Album'|
|West ridge (Western natives)|
Orlaya grandiflora is welcome anywhere it chooses to grow! Ditto the dwarf Mongolian form of Clematis integrifolia (I added a dozen of these to this spot this fall! Thank you Keith Funk..)
The artemisia in the pot (cut silver foliage) came through for Mike K. Never got it in the ground dangit! Eriogonum umbellatum var. aureum behind in frothy chartreuse--one of the best plants ever. Foliage is deep maroon right now.
Love Oriental poppies--even if they bloom for so short a time...can't have enough of these!
Thunbergia alata, early it's bloom season (it gets a lot bigger!) and a few of the dozens of pots that take way too much time and effort to water in hot weather...
Top of East ridge-mostly Eurasian plants..and dormant bulbs this time of year.
My rock garden! Which gives me no end of pleasure in late spring...
Late summer color as well in the same spot more or less.
The enemy! They destroyed my mariposa lily planting, and nibble a few bulbs in spring--but mostly seem to just eat the lawn. They drive me crazy nonetheless.
I love silver saxifrages, and seem to have more every year. The Aeonium tabularis is just bedded out in the summer. Not hardy. But fun to stump visitors with it.
Once again the veggie garden is out of control....but pretty!
|Polygonatum commutatum (biflorum) and Scilla (or whatever they're calling it now) hispanica|
|Rosularia (Sempervivella, Prometheum) sedoides|
Thanks for joining me on a stroll through the garden!