The warm July browns the moss on our rocky outcropping. The licorice ferns have disappeared into their summer dormancy. It’s the Nodding Onions that brave the drought.
The delicate pink flowers of Allium cernuum look too fragile to survive the heat – but here they are. 🙂
Nodding onion is a native wildflower throughout the Pacific Northwest, liking the winter rain & summer dry of Southern Vancouver Island. It’s a perfect low-maintenance garden plant. Instead of primping & coddling exotic plants – I welcome more of these natives into our ornamental garden.
So, I’m letting this little clump just do its thing.
I’m imagining a haze of summer pink on this hillside in a few years. Can’t you picture it?