I’ve heard this from others about alliums aka ornamental onions – though the Virginia, USA, gardener responsible for these was mystified when I told her. Alliums can self-seed. In my sandy, part-sun and tiny back garden, Allium christophii, though lovely, can be a bit of a pest.
So I’m considering spray-painting them. The gardener did it to extend the impact of the globe flower forms after flowering. Cool idea. But I’m thinking it might also lock in the seeds to prevent allium over-population. At least in my garden. What do you think of it?
As always, clicking any image will give you a slideshow and sharper images. These are from the Garden Bloggers Fling 2017, in Washington, D.C. and nearby Virginia and Maryland, which wrapped up last Sunday. More USDA Zone 5/Canadian Zone 6 ideas from USDA Z6 and Z7 gardens to come. Stay tuned.