Saturday, July 19, 2008

MONKSHOOD


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 )


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It gracefully nestles in among the other meadow plants in this sub-alpine meadow in the Cascades.