Long Spurred Violet in Fremont
Wild Geranium in Fremont
Crabapple Blossoms with Honey Bee
Crabapple Blossoms with Honey Bee in Fremont
Crabapple Blossoms in Fremont
Succulent in Bloom
Succulent in Bloom in Fremont
Alliums just beginning to bloom in Fish Creek, Door County, Wisconsin, during the Lighthouse Festival June 7-9th, 2013.
Alliums may be in the onion family, but these top-notch garden plants are anything but utilitarian vegetable-garden residents. Among the most carefree bulbs you can grow, alliums bloom in a wide range of colors (including shades of yellow, white, pink, and purple), seasons, and sizes (from inch-wide heads to volleyball-sized bloom clusters).
Alliums offer whimsical structures and great textural contrasts unique to the late-spring bulb garden. Clustered florets in a globe-shape flower head are held aloft on a thick stem. In the species, loose bouquets of flowers sprout from clustered, hollow stems. The larger allium flower heads are fun focal points for dried arrangements. Plant alliums in any well-drained garden soil in full sun. The smaller types are especially well suited for growing in rock gardens. Plant a few larger hybrids in a pot for a flowering surprise in early summer.
Waiting for the boat ride to Rock Island Lighthouse I "caught a whiff" and just couldn't help myself.
As a part of the Chambers Island Lighthouse Tour a symbol of earlier days
Bleeding Hearts of Baileys Harbor at the steps of the Range Lights
Wild Columbine of Ellison Bay
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