Saturday, July 19, 2008
I dug out the monkshood. I was tired of it flopping in full bloom.
I love the dusty silver blue flowers of 'Stainless Steel', a hush to all the orange and yellow screaming going on right now.
I "cleverly" treated this pink monkshood like a vine and planted it inside a 'Black Lace" sambucus. The shrub acts as a support, and the dark foliage is a great foil for the baby-girl-pink flowers.
The beautiful native monkshood ( Aconitum columbianum )
It gracefully nestles in among the other meadow plants in this sub-alpine meadow in the Cascades.