Showing posts with label allium shubertii. Show all posts
Showing posts with label allium shubertii. Show all posts

Monday, December 16, 2013

Necessity is the mother of invention

I hosted a number of garden bloggers recently for a technical pow-wow-slash-holiday party and the tree topper we ordered from Etsy hadn't yet arrived.

Antique gold paper star from Kissa Design

Five minutes before people arrived I tied a spent Allium schubertii to the top branch.

I think I like it better. The gold star arrived a few days later and is hanging like mistletoe in our entryway.

I think stars atop trees are supposed to represent the star that the Wise Men followed to Bethlehem? A bunch of dudes following a funky looking onion across the countryside makes about as much sense as the rest of the Christmas mythology to me, so this suits us.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The freakshow bulb keeps giving

I loved this freakshow bulb in health.

Allium schubertii

And I love it in death, too.

Greg doesn't seem to care for it but I'm going to keep loving it until terrifying bugs hatch out of it.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Insert Rep. Weiner joke here.

My freakshow bulb is HUGONGOUS. Ginormous. Really really big.

I want to plant a thousand of these.