Monday, October 4, 2010

THE GARDEN IS ALIVE WITH ALYSSUM

The sweet smell of alyssum is on the air.

It's everywhere.

Blending in with zinnias and salvias.

and blackfoot daisies.

12 comments:

  1. Spring again so soon? You could sell little vials of your soil, there's so much plant diversity in a tablespoon of it!

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  2. Beautiful! I just sowed my first Alyssum seeds a coupla weeks ago. Not sure this is the right time to sow them--am I too late? Anyway, love seeing yours.

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  3. I love they way they look with the Salvias,Zinnias, and Daisies. Absolutely gorgeous. When do you sow them?

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  4. Ewww. I'm so envious. I can only grow it in the cool Springtime.
    For such a small flower it gives such a subtle but amazingly powerful sweetness to the garden air. I can almost smell it now!
    Thanks for the post. I'll be buying some when its out.
    David/ Tropical Texana

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  5. Jenny, why can't I get allysum to grow? I've killed so much of it! Tell me your secret - that's gorgeous!

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  6. Your garden shines with this carpet of alyssium. I can imagine the smell...
    In my front garden also to grow with facility and his seeds fly throughout.
    They are perfect to cover any zone!

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  7. Thanks for all your comments. The alyssum is self seeded. I haven;t bought a new packet of seeds since the first time I planted it. There is no mulch in this garden, which would probably inhibit its germination.

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  8. Your garden is just spectacular! And that Sweet Alyssum looks so beautiful next to the rocks - what a perfect contrast. Aren't you loving these cool mornings & evenings?

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  9. Now why am I not growing this? Beautiful, Jenny.

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  10. Looking good RR...Looking real good!
    I need some alyssum!
    I am relying on the scent of my sweet olive shrub right now that is filling the entire garden with it's sweet smell. Do you have one of these?
    Great shots of your garden, inspiring!
    ESP.

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  11. What a beautiful scene! WOW!!!!!!!

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  12. I'm astounded! At the nursery today, I didn't get alyssum because I thought it would fry in the heat. This gives me an entirely new perspective. I love that plant! Will go get some ASAP. Thank you.

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