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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Dec 5, 2012 6:01 PM CST
Alyssum

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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Dec 5, 2012 6:04 PM CST

Neat!!!! I have heard of Alyssum but have never seen the plant.

Does the color of the throat change or are they just a different bloom?

They look like jewels.

Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Dec 5, 2012 6:30 PM CST
Thanks Marilyn.

I love Alyssum and use it in my borders and planters every year, They form nice neat mounds just covered in blooms, bees love them and they have a great fragrance, perfumes the whole yard if you plant enough of them like I do.

The color changes as the blooms mature, they come in pink and lavender also but I find the fragrance isn't as strong as the white. I pair them with blue or purple upright Lobelia as a border around most of my flower beds.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 5, 2012 7:12 PM CST
Margaret ~~~~ Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Lovey dubby
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Dec 5, 2012 7:17 PM CST
Beautiful! I tip my hat to you.
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 5, 2012 7:26 PM CST
never would have recognized this as Alyssum! lovely...
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Dec 5, 2012 7:27 PM CST
Thank you Ann and Greg. Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 5, 2012 9:25 PM CST
I didn't recognize it as Alyssum either. Beautiful Margaret. I will never see them the same again. And I will be down on my hands and knees to sniff their wonderful scent.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Dec 5, 2012 9:37 PM CST
I agree Thumbs up
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Dec 5, 2012 11:01 PM CST
Thanks Lynn, it is nice to see those tiny flowers up close. Smiling

Greg. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Dec 6, 2012 3:54 PM CST
I love this!

I've never before seen these this close and clear! Hurray!

A bugs-eye view. Big Grin


Thanks, Margaret!
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Dec 6, 2012 6:11 PM CST
Thanks Chelle, I'm glad you like it. I tip my hat to you.

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