Saturday, June 05, 2010

alliums!

one of the good things about moving in spring is that there are surprises everywhere around the garden. i'm happy to report that there are lilac trees and elderflower trees and plenty of tulips. there are 24 different hostas underneath the beautiful red maple tree. and while i was away this week, these beautiful alliums showed their lovely heads. i'm looking forward to seeing what's next of the summer flowers.




despite the beauty of the garden on this glorious day, i'm a little bummed, because elizabeth's son got sick and so she couldn't visit today with her family after all...we were really looking forward to their visit, but now it will have to be another day.  so i'm sending these glowing alliums their way and thinking healthy thoughts for lars to get well soon...

12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Two bummed out girls. I am so bummed out that I don't have any words for it. The laundry of the nightly escapes are done and drying in the sun. And now I only have pictures to look at of your place. Arggh.

Elisabelle said...

so beautiful photos!!!!!

Sammi said...

mmmm Elderflower trees to make homemade elderflower presse!

CatLadyLarew said...

What a delightful way to greet the day!

Erin Wallace said...

Lovely photos! I love aliums, poking their round heads up over the rest of the garden! Cheeky plants!

xo Erin

Emom said...

Lovely Bokeh! smiles

Sandra said...

I love those beautiful relatives of the humble onion! It sounds as if you have a great start on your new garden. It's a great thing to have a basis from which to start.

mrs mediocrity said...

Beautiful shots, I love alliums, I especially love the seed heads after they bloom, so I leave them all without deadheading, but now I have baby alliums everywhere! And how fun that you will have a whole year of what is in my garden surprises...

Polly said...

my goodness, those photos are so stunning, how did you do it?? I've spent weekend taking (wedding) photos with my new 18-200mm lens and half of them didn't come out well at all... so I'm also bummed, but for a different reason

Magpie said...

Oooh, beautiful pictures of the allium.

We moved to our house in mid-summer, so I had to wait MONTHS to see what might happen come spring. No allium.

Gwen said...

you know what i appreciate about you, julie? you have such a skill for finding the beautiful.

Deb said...

Did you inherit these beauties with the house? Isn't it interesting finding surprises that someone else planted!