The Urban Gardener: The Alliums Have Landed

The iris isn’t the only first bloom this week.  We have one allium that has also opened.  These are my favorites next to the irises.  I have purple and yellow.  The yellow were just planted last October so this will be there first year and I’m looking forward to seeing them.

I’m considering moving most of these after their blooming season this year because as I said in my previous post from a few days ago, I lose quite a few of them because the dogs trample through the bed and break the stems off before they’ve bloomed.

Their leaves also grow very long and don’t stand up straight.  They lay out flat on the ground like tentacles so I think they might be planted at the wrong depth.  Anyone else have any advice about this or experience this problem?

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