I make an effort to plant some flower that I’ve never tried before each year. I have often seen allium (not that I knew the name!) in yards in and around East Lansing. To my surprise it grew about four feet tall and what started as a small ball grew into this lovely six inch blossom made up of many tiny ones.
Someone tries each year to encourage flowers to grow along the side fence of this house facing Grand River. Old concrete was used to create the bed along the sidewalk. The flowers usually do not do too well, but this last summer there were these vines that bloomed and were enchanting.
A Little Rain
The MSU campus provides a visual abundance. There are many places across the campus with hosta. These almost looked edible tucked along Old Botany,one a number of beautifully renovated buildings in the oldest part of campus.