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Wednesday, August 09, 2023


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I love your observation that this area tends to look like a slight breeze is blowing but it's the movement of all the bees!


Ah, that IS picture perfect. But I think your entire garden is, so... Enjoy the beautiful weather. Just a little rain would be nice, but otherwise it's been perfect. :)

Kris P

That's a beautiful mix, Linda. I wish I could copy it! Relatively few true Geraniums can take the dry conditions here, although one, Geranium incanum, is a bonafide weed.

Linda Brazill

KRIS — A Geranium I've never heard of. I'm going to have to look that one up.

Linda Brazill

BETH — Definitely need more rain. Started watering again this morning.

Susie at pbmGarden

Really inviting space you've created for the pollinators.


You are right, this is absolutely picture perfect!
The colors in this bed are so wonderful; I feel the blue Hosta (probably looks better without the construction dust) anchors the group's palette very well.
Also, that has to be the best looking Allium I had ever seen! In fact, I don't think I'm familiar with this clumping type at all.


That area looks perfect. Perhaps the work crew is also enjoying it when they have a moment. It would brighten anyone's day, even in the heat.

Linda Brazill

CHAVLI — In late 2021 I pulled out all the Hostas that filled this space but two blue ones. Thrilled with my redesign. Allium 'Millennium' is a new one that all of us Madison gardeners discovered at our botanic garden which is a wealth of information and inspiration.

Linda Brazill

hb — O​ne of the guys is a retired landscaper and he actually toured our garden and was very complimentary. His job on this project is just walking around with a big book of everything that needs to be done. He checks things off as they are accomplished if I understand it correctly.


I've read about that Allium 'Millenium'. It's a beauty. Nice contrasts in foliage, flower, form, and color in that corner bed. You've done a nice job finding plants that stand up to a lot of stress.

Linda Brazill

JERRY — I am really impressed with this Allium. Much stronger stem, foliage and flower head than my 'Summer Beauty.' It makes 'Summer Beauty's' pale lilac flowers seem blah in comparison.

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