Saturday, May 10, 2008

We Have Aliens in the Garden



One May day Jack strolled into the kitchen and announced "Joann, you have aliens in the garden and they are blooming." What? There are aliens in the garden? Well, I have to see this. Where are they? So we went to the arbor and swing in our garden and Jack pointed out these purple globe blooms in the bed in front of the arbor. "Jack, those are not aliens like ET but alliums. Alliums! They are in the onion family and I planted them in my lily bed to have something in bloom before the lilies start to bloom in June. And since they are in the onion family the deer that stop by for a nibble take one whiff of the alliums and leave this flower bed alone. Obviously the deer don't care for ET and his friends. And I just wish that ET and his alien friends would stick around all summer so that the deer would not return to eat my daylilies in June and July. ET, don't phone home and don't go home!

5 comments:

Melissa said...

How funny! They are beautiful, your yard is gorgeous with all the flowers. It reminds me of my parents backyard.

fishing guy said...

J&J: Cool garden you have there with the great swing.

Wanda said...

Well I would like to have some of those aliens land in my back yard!!

Dickie said...

I think some of your aliens have landed in our yard as well! Not as pretty and full but there none the less!
dickie

Rambling Round said...

Hi, and thanks for visiting my blog. These alliums look like chives...and we use them on salads, baked potatoes, etc.