23 Aug Alliums – Discover The Missing Link!
Fall Bulb Profile
Imagine a beautiful late spring day. As your tulips and daffodils are beginning to fade, you are now waiting for summer perennials to bloom and for annuals to really take off. If you want something to fill in that garden gap, it’s time to meet alliums! These onions won’t make you cry or hold your nose! Just the opposite. Ornamental alliums, members of the onion family, share much in common with garlic, leeks, and chives but where they stand out is their ability to put your garden into high gear. Not only are their globe shaped flowers impressive but they begin blooming at just the right time in late spring and early summer. Whether you choose the tallest, the ones with the biggest flowers, or the most unusual, you’ll be inspired by what you’ve discovered. Planted in the fall, allium bulbs are super hardy and when in bloom are critter resistant! They look awesome in combination with other flowers that will hide allium foliage when they begin to fade. What more could you ask for? Pollinators adore them and so will you!