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This image is in the plant database under Blue of the Heavens (Allium caeruleum)

Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Nov 12, 2014 7:59 PM CST
Congrats Dirt! I love this, the blue is to die for! Perfect capture I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Nov 12, 2014 8:14 PM CST
Beautiful picture Dirt......it would make a nice Multi-plant photo.
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Nov 12, 2014 10:26 PM CST

I returned to gaze at this one again and again, I agree with Paul Would love to have the names.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Nov 12, 2014 11:02 PM CST
I voted for this picture because it just has such a beautiful blend of complimentary colors. Congrats, dirt!
Vickie
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Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Nov 13, 2014 8:53 AM CST
Thank you all!
I am so very pleased to have a photo that 'made it', just barely Green Grin!
from such an incredibly stacked field!

Marylin, it is Allium caeruleum and Iris pallida 'Argentea'
I was hoping for a nice bloom combo with the alium and iris--there was a little bit of overlap as the iris finished and the allium started this year, but that color combination was nowhere near as pleasant as the allium with the iris foliage. Fortunate, I guess, that the iris blooms got out of the way for this picture Hilarious!
central Illinois
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jmorth
Nov 13, 2014 8:58 AM CST
Great pic, Blue Alliums are a joy to behold.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Nov 26, 2014 4:22 PM CST
This is such a striking photo in many ways. Color, textures and composition really draw me in. Love it.

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