Thursday, June 5, 2008

A big weird garlic...

Hitting the wholesale nurseries after 4 can be interesting... this is after the Budweiser's been cracked open and folks are sitting down... not me! They love to laugh at me and tell me the plants I really want are not for sale. These are the "Mom" plants or special trial plants... Then they tell me there's no way I'm going to fit all of those plants in that tiny little car... But I do! And they are impressed and crack me a beer. They are also at this time, inspired to dig me out plants from their own gardens and this is where this "Elephant" garlic came from... It' a stunningly architectural plant, creating an exclamation point in the garden, punctuating all of the pretty pretty blooms. It looks like an alien to me, some moon plant, and it REEKS! All the way home in that hot little car the garlic stinks like stink. Old Butch tells me, as I find an inch of free space for it, "Make sure your boyfriend eats some too or you won't be getting any!" Nice!



Interesting how the bloom mimics the bulb...


The last (hopefully!) load in the Scirocco! My new Subaru (new to me that is, a hand-me-down from my Mom) is on the road! The Scirocco has certainly proven it's weight in gold as a capable nursery vehicle! Thanks Shimmy for the loaner! You're my hero!

2 comments:

onemonkeyshow said...

I am giddy over that garlic! Me likey, me likey!! Hmm...does the stalk taste good too?

katie said...

that's because you looove big weird things! It would have gone well with that big ass egg!