Allium is one of the perennial plants I love growing here in northwest Arkansas. Since mine is blooming now, what better time to introduce you to the lollipops of my garden. These beauties adds such quirky personality to the garden.
Each tall stem includes a globe of tiny flowers. The unique flower structure makes allium a favorite for pollinators and beneficial insects. Bonus: allium is deer, rabbit, and squirrel resistant. This is a major consideration for me. Deer stroll down from Mount Sequoyah and visit our street regularly.
If I had to guess, I’d say Dr. Seuss had a hand in the design of this whimsical flower. A member of the onion family, allium grows from bulbs planted in the fall. They are thoughtful, too. They bloom just when you are sad to see your tulips wilt away.Continue Reading