Single Purple Allium flower

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I have a few clumps of purple Allium flowers growing in my front garden beds. Allium flowers are related to the onion and garlic family – however these plants are ornamental and I don’t believe that they can be eaten.

I have to remember to move the Allium that is growing at the end of my flower bed near the sidewalk this fall. I think kids walk by on their way to school and pull off the developing flower buds in mid June so I end up with these long green headless stalks instead of beautiful flowers at the end of my garden bed.

Do you grow Allium?





Just starting to bloom

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I took this photo of pink hyacinths in my garden as they were just starting to bloom about three weeks ago. Unfortunately the flowers are long gone now.

The weather is finally starting to warm up here in Toronto and the rest of my flowers – ones that bloom most of the summer season, all have buds on them and they will begin to bloom shortly. I can’t wait. It’s a beautiful time of year.

Texas Flame Tulip

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One of the most flamboyant tulips that grows in my garden is the Texas Flame tulip. The blossom opens up wide to expose a blend of yellows, oranges and red. I just wish these flowers would last longer. They’re just about blown now.

Lovely Yellow Daffodils

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The daffodils are blooming! So far it’s mostly just the yellow ones that are blooming in my garden although a few of the white ones are blooming now too. I grow a few different varieties of daffodils so I should have some salmon colored ones coming up around mid-May unless the squirrels have dug them up!

Aren’t daffodils pretty?