Little Purple Stems

This must be the height of the Muscari, or grape hyacinth, blooming period! I am in awe of their colorful abundance around Coppertop. About 20 years ago one sister planted some for me in our Virginia garden, and I have loved these little bulbs ever since. They faithfully multiply and return year after year, resisting rot, squirrels, deer, and other threats. Photos tell the story of their beauty.







While some people call this color cobalt blue, to me they appear a shade of purple.

The Keukenhoff Gardens in The Netherlands has an amazing, mass planting of grape hyacinths they call the Blue River — and these DO look blue! From the web:




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