Approaching the Allium

The allium has just started and that means a lot of contorting to grab shots. But in this one, she’s approaching – and upright, relatively. Love the green and purple together. Really a fascinating plant. Relative of onion/garlic. In addition to the shape of the whole thing and the anthers extending add a delicateness.

Couple of years ago, when in Salt Lake City, I saw a small bungalow whose front yard was full of nothing but these allium. It was tremendous. Didn’t take any pictures and doubt if I could find it again. But for about a week in the spring, that front yard is as magical as it gets.

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