Why didn't I look at this spring's photos to see where all the other pretty bulbs were planted? Why didn't I pause before I lifted up my trusty spade and plunge it into the heart of these lovely Allium? Because I thought I knew where they were and I was intoxicated at the idea of Ballerina tulips - a saucy orange lily style tulip that I knew would be so beautiful next to these purple allium.
I knew I'd made a horrific mistake when I smelled the scent of onions - and looked down to see them - formerly round and whole - now in pieces. I doubt my muttering of "sorry, sorry, sorry" as I shoveled bits of soil and allium back into the hole will make much difference.